Hundreds March In Occupy Boston Protest

Hundreds of people marched in downtown Boston Saturday, in support of the ongoing Occupy Boston demonstration.

The demonstrators stopped outside a military recruiting center, a Verizon store and Bank of America offices to protest what they call the cost of war, union busting and corporate greed.

In the crowd were college students, elderly grandmothers, school bus drivers and Paul Atwood, of Veterans for Peace, a college lecturer approaching retirement.

"It won't be the greatest retirmement, but a lot of people don't have that," Atwood said. "But my kids, I'm really worried about my kids. They're both in college now and they're going to face unemployment unless there's fundamental change."

Mayor Thomas Menino says he supports the protesters.

"Americans are fed up with what's going in Washington," Menino said. "We have corporations giving $5 to 6 million severance packages. Is that right? People can't get a job, a good meal and people are going without. This is about the greed that is corporate America. "

Anti-war groups organized the march to mark the 10-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

This program aired on October 15, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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