Occupy Charleston takes over Brittlebank Park

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - From Boston to Los Angeles. From New York City to Brittlebank Park in Charleston, the occupy movement is growing and the organizers in the Lowcountry say no matter the turnout they already feel accomplished.

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About 50 people are present as the demonstration continued through Wednesday night with more expected later. Occupy Charleston supporters say they are trying to highlight the concerns of Wall Street protesters here in Charleston.

The group says the focus of the occupation will be on Friday because that's when occupy movements from across the county will also be demonstrating.

Discussions, live music, demonstrations and activities will all be a part of the four-day event in hopes to attract more people to understand the group's motive.

"We are finally living in a moment right now where people are really speaking up and speaking with one voice," said organizer Matt Rabon. "When we fill this park up with people, everyone's going to get that message."

Charleston police are working with the demonstrators to ensure everybody stays safe and peaceful.  Police are taking rotating shifts and set up a perimeter around the gathering protestors. 

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