BOSTON (AP) — About 200 Northeastern University students have gathered on campus to protest what they say is corporate control of government, and spiraling education costs.

The drum-playing and chanting students met Wednesday as part of nationwide student walkouts in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.

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Victoria Porell says students are saddled with heavy debt even as it’s becoming increasingly difficult to land a job in their fields.

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Student Andrea Gordillo says the disparity between rich and poor is widening. Gordillo says the nation is facing major problems such as the solvency of Social Security and it will be left to her generation to fix it.

The students planned a walk to Dewey Square to join other students and nurses union members at an afternoon rally at the Occupy Boston demonstration site.

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