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'Occupy Wall Street' Gets Help From Union And Lawyers

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OCCUPY WALL STREET
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NEW YORK -- Occupy Wall Street may have the look of disorganized youth movement, but the protest encampments are also getting support from a long list of experienced, well-funded organizations, unions and political committees.

Unions from Boston to Los Angeles have sent members to march in the demonstrations.

The movement has also gotten assistance from left-wing groups that have been around for decades.

One group now helping the New York encampment process donations was originally founded to support the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. And a lawyers group pitching in with the protests has been representing people arrested at rallies since 1937.

People involved in the demonstrations say support is welcome from any quarter, as long as the movement remains one of individuals and not special interests.WATCH Related Video:

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