Sen. Sanders praises Wall Street protests, tweets:OccupyDCSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 07:36
Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Twitter account has been abuzz with tweets of solidarity for the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York City. But on Saturday a new hashtag appeared there: “#OccupyDC.”
“Today, the top 6 financial institutions in the US have assets equal to more than 60% of our GDP. #OccupyWallStreet #OccupyDC,” the tweet stated.
Since Sept. 16 the account, managed by Sanders’ staff, has tweeted at least 38 times with the hashtag #OccupyWallStreet, but this was the first to make mention of “occupying” Washington, D.C. too. Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist.