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Occupy Jacksonville meet in Hemming Plaza

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Updated: 10/15/2011 9:26 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- People gathered downtown in Hemming Plaza for the second week in a row for a demonstration modeled after the protests happening on Wall street.

The group going by the moniker Occupy Jacksonville met last week, but there was no defined cause for the protest. 

Saturday, organizers called for the group to convene on local goals and what their protest would represent. 

Demonstrators showed up with signs and criticized the back and forth squabbles between the two major parties in Congress.

"The government is doing nothing. They don't care about people. It's just their party-- if the Republicans are for it, the Democrats are against it. If the Democrats are for it, the Republicans are against it," a protestor told Action News. 

Occupy Jacksonville was formed mostly through Facebook and had their first meeting on Oct. 8. 
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doug1 - 10/17/2011 12:17 PM
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what are their goals and beliefs? who is supporting them? why do they want wealth re-distribution? i think they are commies and want to bring america down. get a job and a life. this is not a tea party move. is this movement a part of the government? dragster1.

hatetherev - 10/15/2011 7:31 PM
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people who have nothing better to do i guess...
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