Anonymous helps lead Wall Street protests

Cyber activists associated with Anonymous have been in the forefront of helping to organize and conduct protests against Wall Street bankers in New York City.

Rallying under the banner of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET, the demonstrators say they want to change America’s financial system for the better.

For example, Bill Steyerd, a Vietnam veteran from Queens, told The Guardian that #OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a “worthy cause because people on Wall Street are blood-sucking warmongers.”

Jason Ahmadi, who travelled from Oakland, California to attend the rally, said “a lot of us feel there is a large crisis in our economy and a lot of it is caused by the folks who do business here.”

Meanwhile, Robert Siegel, who is sleeping in a nearby park during the protest, told WCBS that working 8 years as a consultant for an investment bank was enough to turn him against the current Wall Street model.

“I just shuffled other people’s money around and took a cut. Nothing was being contributed. A lot was just being taken out.

”[I] watched the silliness compound on itself. At some point, I wanted a lifestyle that didn’t consist of going up to computers to deal with angry people.”