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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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