Occupy UF and Occupy Gainesville join efforts to get out their message

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A group of anti-war military Veterans joined the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City this morning after one of their colleagues was injured at a protest. Here in Gainesville, Occupy UF has  joined forces with the Occupy Gainesville movement.  The group of abot a hundred marched from Campus to downtown chanting about their feelings about economic inequality and corporate greed. UF Professor Gwendolyn Zohara Simmons was a key speaker says the group’s goal today was to promote democracy.

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She says the movement is not just about protesting corporate greed, but encouraging Americans to vote.

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Coral MacDonald was homeless at one point in his life calls himself a traveler, says he is happy to see the community showing passion for this cause.

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For weeks now, movements have popped up around the country. Protesters are asking for a decrease in the income inequality gap, corporate environmental protection, and what they say is a community movement to create awareness about these supposed unjustices.

WUFT-FM could not find anyone at the protest who opposed it, however people have said in the past it seems protesters are calling for a more socialistic system and though they agree that there is a growing gap in income inequality, education and getting to work are key concrete concepts in changing the way things are.

 

About Katiana Krawchenko

Katiana is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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