POSTED: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 7:15am
UPDATED: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 2:07pm
EL PASO - As protesters in New York City and across the nation struggle against police and a lack of coverage by national media, a local group has formed in El Paso to join the Occup Wall Street movement.
The new group, Occupy El Paso, formed last week. Its organizers plan a gathering at 6 p.m. Friday night at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso.
Like the Occupy Wall Street group in New York, the El Paso group decries the concentration of wealth in the U.S., where, they claim, 1% of the population holds 75% of the nation's wealth.