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“Occupy Utica” Protest Starts Off Strong

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Utica, NY (WIBX) – By its scheduled beginning at 5 p.m., more than 75 people were huddled at Liberty Bell Park in downtown Utica to protest Wall Street this evening as part of Occupy Utica.

In an effort to show solidarity with protesters in New York City, those in Utica who were fed up with the actions of the United States government and corporations came out to show their support for the cause.

Nash Potter, a student at SUNYIT, says that this protest is not a Democrat or Republican issue, but an American issue.

“We’re all different, we’ve all got different opinions, but for the most part we’re all down here for the same thing,” Potter said.

Julie Davis, another protester at the event, says the protests are a call to arms.

“It’s a thought revolution,” Davis said. “It’s trying to get people to think about what is going on in the world, you know, the policies that are being rammed against us every day. Right now, today.”

Some protesters came prepared with tents, water bottles and canned food. A few of the protesters have said that they will stay indefinitely, provided there are no health concerns or violence.

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