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Downtown Charleston has been "Occupied"

Over 150 protestors occupied Downtown Charleston today as part of the nationwide movement "Occupy  Together."

People gathered at Mall Park on America Street and marched through downtown, raising their voices and raising awareness on economic issues.

It was a very diverse group of people from all backgrounds and social classes.  Bob Squires traveled from Murrells Inlet to march downtown.

"I'm doing this for my kids.  They're the next generation and they're going to be most affected by this," said Squires.

Others said they were marching for change.  Phillip LeCroy said he wants to see the Federal Reserve cease to exist as well as income tax.

"I'm fed up with Wall Street just like everyone else," said LeCroy.

The crowd marched in groups of 49 through downtown and ended at Washington Park.  An even bigger event is planned for Wednesday. Occupy Brittlebank Park is a 99 hour protest to raise awareness to economic issues.

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