NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - Spun out of larger rallies in New York and elsewhere, protesters took to the streets in Nashville and Memphis to draw attention to economic inequality and concerns over Wall Street practices.
A few hundred protesters gathered across the street from the state Capitol in Nashville on Thursday and a much smaller crowd of about 20 turned out in Memphis. Participants chanted slogans, listened to speeches and waved handwritten signs expressing concern over corporate greed and frustrations over the economy.
Gina Willis, a 20-year-old university sophomore, said at the Nashville protest that she doesn't expect immediate changes from the nationwide protests, but said the change must come from the inside out.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that such protesters are expressing the frustrations of the American public.
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