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Oct 4, 2011 8:43 PM by Stephanie Collins

Colorado Springs joins the "occupy" movement

The Occupy Wall Street protests that started in New York City have now spread across the country. Protestors are speaking out against corporate greed and the government's involvement in big business. Now the movement has come to Southern Colorado

The Occupy Colorado Springs movement actually started up last Friday. Protestors have been meeting at Acacia Park everyday. While they come and go throughout the day, the greatest numbers of protestors show up at noon and 7:00 p.m.

The Colorado Springs group says they stand with the protestors in New York and across the country, and describe the movement as a sort of new revolution, "Our stance on this revolution is born out of love for people, not hatred for others," says Jeremy Kizewski.

"We've been overdue for a second revolution, this sort of, for lack for a better phrase, is an American awakening," adds Kyle Lawrence.

Pueblo is also joining the Occupy Movement. According to their Facebook page, they say they're trying to organize a protest by the end of this week.

Click here to go to the Facebook page for Occupy Colorado Springs.

Click here to go to the Facebook page for Occupy Pueblo.

 

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