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    Posted November 26, 2011 by
    lmlanier
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    Phoenix, Arizona
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

    lmlanier and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests

    “Sí, se puede”: Occupy Phoenix Protesters Persist in César Chávez Plaza

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     lmlanier shot this video on October 29 and November 19 at Occupy Phoenix. She says: 'My reason for filming the project was to try and understand the Occupy movement from a local perspective in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the movements global appeal.'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    “Sí, se puede” roughly translates to “Yes it is possible!” The most famous quote from César Chávez, the inspirational civil rights activist from Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Chávez spirit carries on in the hearts and minds of those protesters who currently occupy the city park that shares his name. In an extended expression of civil disobedience Arizonans say, “We’re tired of the government sticking it to us!”

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