A wave of anger directed at Wall Street has spread to Roanoke.
A new group called Occupy Roanoke was recently formed on Facebook after members saw the protests in New York. Now organizers want to hold similar protests in the Star City.
People have been protesting in New York for 18 straight days. The movement has spread to the west coast and even to Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mary Croft lives in Bedford and last week she went to New York to take part in the protests. Croft says her son helped give her the idea.
"A lot of times I'll be watching tv and complaining and he's always like 'well mom what are you gonna do about it'," says Mary Croft, "So I thought well maybe it's time I go ahead and do something about it."
About 20 people gathered in Highland Park on Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans to hold a similar protest in Roanoke.
"It's a very early start so I look forward to seeing what will happen," says group member Courtney Campbell.
Just like the protesters in New York, these people in Roanoke are angry about the poor economy, the lack of jobs and what they call corporate greed. Several people say they're upset that a minority of Americans hold the majority of the wealth.
"Our government is being controlled by the banks, by these corporations and it's making to where our government is not working for the people," says organizer Jason Peoples.
The group has not finalized plans for a protest in Roanoke.