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About one hundred Newport area residents brought signs, made signs and waved signs at traffic passing by at the busy corner of Coast Highway and Highway 20 Wednesday. It was the manifestation of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that has been sweeping the country with a common theme that there is something fundamentally wrong with America; the rich are getting fabulously rich while the middle class fades. They also point to very scarce jobs in the offing and the ones that are available are at wages far lower than anyone has seen in years. They say couple that with the wages of those still working basically stagnant for the past twenty years and “America has a problem.” They’re also angry at what they say is the banks being bailed out by the federal government while the middle class got sold out after the housing and credit default swap bubble popped loudly in in 2007. Here’s how the “Occupy Newport” rally went.