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Topic - Butch Williams
On the rain-drizzled streets Sunday outside the arena hosting the storm-delayed Republican National Convention, pockets of mostly peaceful protesters — watched closely by hundreds of police officers patrolling on foot, bikes, horseback and motorcycles — vowed to make their voices heard this week.
"I feel it's my duty to speak up for the 99 percent, to pay it forward for the next generation," said Butch Williams, a 54-year-old rigger from New York. "We are a nation of barn builders, and we are supposed to help one another. I grew up with the middle class. Now I see it slipping away."