Occupy Wall Street comes to Cleveland

4:16 PM, Oct 6, 2011   |    comments
  • Occupy Cleveland protesters early Friday morning, October 7, 2011
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CLEVELAND -- The Occupy Wall Street movement is gaining strength as protests pop up around the country.

Supporters of the movement here, called "Occupy Cleveland," rallied today at the Free Stamp sculpture on Lakeside Avenue.

The demonstration was an extension of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City about three weeks ago.

An Occupy Cleveland representative gave a passionate anti-Wall Street speech to a crowd of about 60.

Many protestors waved handmade signs, including one woman whose sign read, "If I had a job, I wouldn't be here."

The goal of this movement is to catalyze positive change to the economy through peaceful and nonviolent means.

Much of the movement has been mobilized through social media. Their Twitter account, #occupycleveland, has nearly 2,000 followers.


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