The setting of the video appears to be at the New York Stock Exchange. A disgruntled crowd breaks through the glass doors of the corporate building and storms into a conference room to actively protest the “one percent.” Members of the crowd trash the place, violently throwing papers around, and reach towards the intimidated men in suits. Tankian speaks through his music as he screams the lyrics “Why pretend that we don’t know CEOs are the disease?” towards the camera. Even though the video was staged, this method seems to have quite the impact.
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