John Nichols, Madison-based political correspondent at The Nation says he believes anti-Wall Street protests in New York City and other parts of the country are "a response to many long term frustrations" in the United States.
"These frustrations are largely economic but also structural," Nichols told Press TV's U.S. Desk on Monday. "The Occupy Wall Street movement is really a pushback against not only an unfair economic structure but also against the disappointing and dysfunctional politics," he added.
The protests have escalated with more arrests over the weekend. Celebrities including Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore have voiced support for the protests.