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taiiiiiiiiisun | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 15, 2012 at 2:16 PM via web

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What is the purpose of the writer's letter to the editor about The Occupy Movement?

Protesters speak for us


HUNDREDS of thousands of protesters can camp for weeks on end in a city like New York, yet a hundred or so protesters camp in Melbourne's City Square and lord mayor Robert Doyle calls in the riot squad and security within a week. They may only be a few hundred in number but they have the support of hundreds of thousands of us who can't be there, and they speak for anybody who is concerned about the influence of corporations on government policy. Think mining tax, pokies, green wedge development and the power of Crown Casino, to name a few.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM (Answer #1)

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The purpose of this letter to the editor is to express the writer's opinion about the protests in Melbourne's City Square and about the government's reaction to those protests.  More specifically, the purpose of the letter is to express disapproval of the government and approval of the protestors.  The writer does this by pointing out the injustices that he or she thinks are happening due to the influence of big business.  The writer says that the protestors speak for "hundreds of thousands" of other Australians and that their voices, therefore, should have been heard.

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