During a Thursday press conference, President Barack Obama commented on the Occupy Wall Street protests that have now spread to other cities since demonstrations were held in New York City in mid-September.

You're still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibilly trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us in the problem in the first place, Obama said. I think people are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.

Watch a video of the president's comments on the demonstration, courtesy of Talking Points Memo.