Fargo Residents Rally for change of Ethics on Wall Street and Big BusinessesFargo, ND (WDAY TV) --The protests against corporate greed that started last month on New York's Wall Street has spread to Fargo. Hundreds took to the U.S Bank plaza in Downtown Fargo to rally for a change of ethics on Wall Street and in big businesses.
By: Danielle Miller, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) --The protests against corporate greed that started last month on New York's Wall Street has spread to Fargo. Hundreds took to the U.S Bank plaza in Downtown Fargo to rally for a change of ethics on Wall Street and in big businesses.
Kent Klostreich and his wife Teresa are joining the fight to occupy Wall Street.
They along with other protestors shout their rage against bankers and politicians they accuse of running the economy into the ground.
KENT: I want us to get to the issues and away from the name calling, lets look at difficult issues
The Klostreich's say we live in a complicated world and things need to be changed, and that is why they are here today.
TERESA: I think the main unifying thing is that there is just a lot of corruption in out government, people are kind of fed up and there is no way for us to fight back because our congress people don't take our phone calls.
These weren't the only protestors out here today, another group across the street says they came out to demonstrate their side of the story but to also to fight for what they believe in.
ERIK (Protestor): All of these people are looking for jobs we came down here basically to tell them the North Dakota has 18,000 available jobs because we are in fact a right to work state, and has a fantastic regulatory environment, and a low tax burden.
As Erik Stenehjem and his friends hold signs saying things like occupy a job and I love capitalism.
These signs have people on the occupy wall street side confused and wondering what they are protesting for.
KENT: I think that they are fine people, but we are hearing buzz words like get a job, that's not substantive, that's not why we are here. I mean we are here to help unemployed people, but there are many complex issues that we are dealing with. It's not the lazy people on this side versus the hard working people on that side.
But that confusion goes both ways.
ERIK: I don't know what they are out for here then, frankly I thought this was all about because they are unemployed, I mean that’s what they wanted us to believe. I mean if they are anti-capitalist maybe they need to say that.
Both sides hold true to their beliefs but there is one thing they do have in common... They both want to be heard.
KENT: It can’t be a one day event; if people are serious, and we stick with it we can make changes.
The U.S Bank site was chosen because it was thought to be a good spot, and was not intended to be a rally against the U.S Bank.