Occupy Wall Street Protest Comes To Greenville

The Occupy Wall Street movement had a small group of local supporters in Greenville Monday morning.

11 protesters gathered at the busy intersection of Charles Boulevard and Greenville Boulevard between 11:00 a.m. and noon for "Occupy Greenville". They held up signs and said, "We are the 99 percent," "capitalism yes, corporate greed, no" and "financial equality."

Protesters said they're unhappy with a variety of things, including the high unemployment rate, unfair tax and mortgage laws, cuts in North Carolina's education budget and the fact that they believe most of the nation's wealth is in one percent of the population's hands, leaving the other 99 percent to suffer.

"We are really here to discuss what can the 99% do to relieve themselves from the so-called strangle-hold by the one percent ruling this country. The financiers, the bankers, the corporate wall street, they have control of it," said organizer Ray Sobel.

The local Coffee Party organized Monday's protest. They say they'll determine if more protests will be held during their next meeting.

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An Occupy Wall Street protest is scheduled to happen in Greenville Monday morning.

The Greenville Coffee party says it is holding a protest Monday at the intersection of Charles Blvd. and Greenville Blvd. from 11 a.m. to noon.

Organizers say the protest is in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.


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  • by Troy on Dec 4, 2011 at 09:39 PM
    It comes down to basic rights people.Agree or disagree with why?No not it matter!!!! I support anyone who exercises their civil right to protest!!! Standing up for what you believe is the highest and I say highest form of being a patriotic American!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 28, 2011 at 04:04 PM in reply to Troy
      So, can you tell us what they are protesting? Free entitlements, free drugs and free sex? Yep...fine example of American patriots....think I like the teaparty better...they at least make....sense.
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        by And... on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        You act like a commie protesting the protestors . This is America if you don't like it move to china with the rest of your commie buds. They tend to frown on protestors too...
  • by Momof4 on Dec 1, 2011 at 04:54 PM
    MR. Obama should bail out occuper's first it would be cheaper than Bailout for Foreign Countrys yes bailout Foreign Countrys. Who in the Gov has stock in the euro Do you think these Foreign countrys are going to pay us back really We need colleteral from them first . With all the trobles in America Growing. p.s. there no Christmas tree in the White house this Year is a Holiday tree. I dont blame Mr. Obmama for job less in America it's been here losing grip since the Jimmy Carter years and on a steady incline. But no one tried to stop it . We need to invest in America not overseas. MR. Obama if you must through away money again give it to the senior's that have not recived a cost of lining increase in three years or give it to the occupy wall streeter's keep it in America Obama
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Nov 15, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    Noting from NBC to update this, however, police started cleaning out the park this am around 1 am. Of course a judge has issued a restraining order for now. WOW, if this IS true, the JUDGE must go for not enforcing the following violations: PUBLIC Urinating (some times on OTHERS) PUBLIC Defecating (sometimes on OTHERS and VEHICLES or anything handy) PUBLIC acts of Violence and RAPE PUBLIC use of illegal DRUGS and overdosing PUBLIC Noise ordinance VIOLATIONS PUBLIC Overnight camping and sleeping bag VIOLATIONS PUBLIC SALES of merchandise (WITHOUT LICENSE OR TAX PAYMENTS) PUBLIC VIOLATION of payment for Park and protest PERMITS PUBLIC violation of ordinance forbidding NO COOLERS contain ALCOHOL PUBLIC displays of aggression toward Police officers and Resisting arrests PUBLIC and PRIVATE property being destroyed and damaged PUBLIC violation of FIRE CODES, using heaters and lighting fires PUBLIC costs of maintenance, cleanup, policing and fire was PASSED ON TO TAX PAYERS.
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      by Momof4 on Dec 1, 2011 at 04:58 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      Well Glenn Beck said it would happen here . They meaning the Obamer's Glenn Beck's Crazy. That's why his show is not on anymore. it opened to many eye's before 2012 someone had to stop Mr. Beck
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 28, 2011 at 04:02 PM in reply to Momof4
        Really? So what am I watching everyday? He has his own network....I hope you get that....He makes a lot of money now compared to what he did at Fox....go cry...get tissue...drop in toilet and flush...OWS is a terd lady...get over it.
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          by And... on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          We all thought you just looked at the pictures in the beck fan club newsletter.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    "An "Occupy Wall Street" protester threw a violent fit in a McDonald’s after employees refused to give him free food."- yes, this is a fine outstanding member of the crowd that wants to help our country. Also love how the protesters were protesting that homeless people were getting in line for free food. gee you mean they want something they didn't earn? isn't that what they are protesting for?
  • by MIGHTEY WHITEY on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:51 AM
    GET BACK TO WORK HIPPIES!
  • by Tim Buck Tue Location: Interwebz on Nov 3, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    All of you guys are foolish for arguing about this. Let them do what they do, you do what you do, and keep your brown noses to yourselves. Cheers
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      by ? on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to Tim Buck Tue
      Except that this is affecting tax money, we are paying for the police's overtime, you do know that right? You know if these were real protests the police wouldn’t have to work so much overtime but since every single one of them turns violent they have to be watched 24/7.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Nov 7, 2011 at 08:28 AM in reply to ?
        Of course when Oakland OWS decided to start fire bombing and busting windows...it even added to the cost. These usefull idiots doing this make a great point by display. If you are going to laden your face with tatoos and ear rings, finding a job is going to be a challenge unless you plan on working at a porn shop, tatoo parler, warehouse or other minimum wage jobs. You just made sure to let everybody know you would be an idiot to do it in the first place. Seems executives....don't have tatoos...if anyone ever noticed.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 08:43 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          So you encourage workplace discrimination based of physical appearance rather than qualifications?
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 17, 2011 at 03:13 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          I know you have a small mind so someone must explain it to you. I will try to help since the post went so far over your head. Look around you, pay attention, then answer one question; How many CEOs, high paid suit employees, engineering jobs, nurses, doctors and successful people do you know with visible tatoos? Did you know there is a new industry springing up like flowers in spring called tatoo removal? Try to keep up on life and reality. Even soldiers have rules as to what they are allowed. I described the jobs you can get with your new credentials so if your parents didn warn you about it, plan on a painfull removal of your social statement, we ain't Europe. Making yourself look like a libterd is not going to help you be successful...get it?
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        by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 08:43 AM in reply to ?
        Maybe they wouldn't turn 'violent' if the police stop using pepper spray, tear-gas and night-sticks to beat 84 year old women, retired members of the military, and innocent women?
  • by Voice of Reason on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    I see no reason that these "occupiers" shouldn't be allowed to protest, but the day they begin displaying those defaced, upsided down American flags and other un-patriotic items, the citizens of the area should re-occupy their own turf.
  • by AK47 on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    What is this useless attempt about anyway? You liberal thugs will never win. NEVER! YOU are the ones who voted who is in control of our wealth, YOU are the ones who want to let all the illegals stay at taxpayer expense. WELL..BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR CUZ U JUST MIGHT GET IT, AND NOW we all got it. Obv people who have time to demonstrate have no job and therefore want money that is not theirs to begin with.
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      by jim on Nov 10, 2011 at 08:39 AM in reply to AK47
      to ak47 ah what----------
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      by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 08:46 AM in reply to AK47
      I really hope I get what I wish for. Sure would be nice to see corporations not be able to buy politicans and measures which only benefit them.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 17, 2011 at 03:23 PM in reply to
        Well then, you should write an email to Obama and tell him to stop taking corp money from Wallstreet, big banks and Big Money Soros. Practice what you preach....Then when you get done, write to Barney Franks, Christopher Dodd...heck just write all the DNC congressman and senators and tell them the same thing. Who do you think funds them? Oh, those mean republicans...well, they don't take in as much money as the DNC, just google it then you won't sound so...like...stupid....
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:11 AM
    Too bad for you its not a spelling contest. Its a contest of common sense and it is apparent you came to the contest unarmed.
  • by Stop Rethuglicans on Nov 1, 2011 at 09:27 PM
    The anti 99% are terrible spellers. LOL! Educated in the South much. Silly Republicans.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:42 AM in reply to Stop Rethuglicans
      Thats OK, we are real strong in math...we know that 11 people at the rally, doesn't represent 99% of Americans...more like .000001%. Oh, the protesters had signs wanting "Free Pizza". Is that support to elect Herman Cain?
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        by and... on Nov 3, 2011 at 09:49 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        here is some math- 1 tinfoil hat many sheep = Newt making another failed presidential run 5 more years of the snakeman name.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 3, 2011 at 01:34 PM in reply to and...
          You didn't calculate it correctly, you varible is not a fixed value, however, =will be anybody but Obama as the difference.
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          by oops on Nov 3, 2011 at 04:03 PM in reply to and...
          fixed value is your tin foil hat
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      by AK47 on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM in reply to Stop Rethuglicans
      Go back to Yankeeville with your sign and your granola bars. Leave the real work to us that know how to do it.
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      by Conservative on Nov 3, 2011 at 01:42 AM in reply to Stop Rethuglicans
      Most of us in the South know how to spell, do math, and are educated enough to stay in the South since it has given us a better perspective about government ... a government that we shouldn't be a slave to. I often wonder why folks from the North move South. Of course, when you look at the taxes one has to pay up North, it is easy to understand that the big government North has nothing to offer for the taxes that are paid. I'll stay in the South and continue to promote a smaller government, which by the way, is in the best interests of every American in the longer term. Sure hope I spelled everything correctly.
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        by Conservative, too on Nov 4, 2011 at 07:10 AM in reply to Conservative
        AMEN!!
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        by jim on Nov 10, 2011 at 08:42 AM in reply to Conservative
        government is 25 years behind time.in the south has nothing to do with the north,so pound sand.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM in reply to jim
          Apparently, so is your knowledge of what is going on with Cain...geez man, government is a little ahead of your news media...you can stop reporting the lie on Cain, he took a lie detector test by an investigator...you lose!
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