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The Wall Street-centric attack could be an attempt to build on the momentum of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, which are garnering more and more national media attention to a group that blames corporate excesses for the country's economic difficulties. While some have dubbed the group the "Tea Party of the left" and many Democrats have cautiously embraced the movement, many Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorRace for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election Scalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement 2018 will test the power of political nobodies MORE (R-Va.), have likened them to riotous mobs.

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