Tucker used to work installing solar panels before he was laid off.
He has been protesting and sleeping in this downtown park for nine days.
"I'm tired of corporate corruption," he said. "The giant businesses get bailed out with tax money, and then they don't do anything to help the general public."
A social-media fueled plan to #OccupyWallStreet brought hundreds of protesters to Manhattan's financial center starting Saturday, Sept. 17.
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