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Locals become 'Occupied' in Providence last weekend

October 21, 2011

EAST GREENWICH — While some in the local media portray Occupy Providence as a movement powered largely by Brown University students and a few disaffected 1960’s radicals, two East Greenwich residents offer opposing evidence.

For Tom Judd, a 2003 East Greenwich High School graduate struggling to establish himself professionally and finding himself unemployed and back home, the group – a local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement which charges banks and large financial firms with triggering the three-year-plus economic downturn – offers the opportunity to work toward a solution.

“This has been a long time coming. Even in East Greenwich, people are suffering,” he said, noting a foreclosure on a home in his Middle Road / Shippeetown Road neighborhood.

For more on the story, check out the October 20 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum

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