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NEW YORK, NY - Although it's been mostly peaceful, authorities still have a presence in the Wall Street protests.

Police barricaded much of Wall Street while hundreds demonstrated against US financial institutions. They say they won't leave soon -- at least not until they can build a strong message. Protestors organized using social media and say they modeled their protest after the protests in Egypt. 

During our U_News @ 4 on Tuesday, KOMU's Sarah Hill spoke with a New York City native now living in Columbia as well as other viewers in a Google Hangout, who voiced their opinions about the protest.