Occupy Wall Street Reaches One-Month Milestone

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The month-old Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, claiming it speaks for 99 percent of Americans.

But a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll shows only 37 percent of Americans support the movement.

The demonstrators remain loosely organized with no clear goal. And some say that's just fine with them.

"When movements come up with specific demands, they cease to be movements and transform into political campaign rallies," said Legba Carrefour, a participant in the Occupy D.C. protest.

Carrefour works as a coat check attendant despite holding a master's degree in cultural studies.

"It's compelling a lot of people to come out for their own reasons rather than the reasons that someone else has given to them," she said.

The protests, which started in a lower Manhattan park, have drawn hundreds of thousands of followers in cities large and small around the world.

But those protests have proven costly for Manhattan. More than 70 New York protesters were arrested Saturday, at least 40 of them in Times Square.

So far, Occupy Wall Street has cost the Big Apple a whopping $3.4 million.

Other U.S. cities "occupied" over the weekend included Washington, D.C.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Burlington, Vt.; Rapid City, S.D.; and Cheyenne, Wyo.

In Europe, some of the protests turned violent on Saturday.

In Berlin, clashes erupted as police moved the protestors' tents and food.

Demonstrators also rioted in Rome, setting fires and causing more than $1 million in damage to city property.

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