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Topic - Pete Dutro
Occupy Wall Street began to disintegrate in rapid fashion last winter, when the weekly meetings in New York City devolved into a spectacle of fistfights and vicious arguments.
The encampment is gone, but the movement lives on still. What nobody knows is just how long it can survive without a literal place to call home.
"We weren't talking about real things at that point," said Pete Dutro, a tattoo artist who managed Occupy's finances before becoming disillusioned by the infighting.
"We were there to occupy Wall Street," Mr. Dutro said. "Not to talk about every social ill that we have."