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Occupy San Diego protesters vow to remain camped out at City Hall

October 8, 2011 |  5:40 pm

Occupysd Several hundred protesters in the Occupy San Diego movement remained camped out late Saturday on the downtown plaza behind City Hall -- vowing to remain there indefinitely.

The protest is part of the nationwide uprising of anger aimed at a variety of economic and social issues, including high unemployment, greed, corruption and political paralysis.

There have been no arrests in San Diego, and police have been quick to say that the protesters are acting within their 1st Amendment rights. The march began Friday afternoon and, according to organizers, included more than 1,000 persons.

On the group's website, one organizer, Toby Benjamin, expressed satisfaction: "Congratulations, everyone! Our hard work has finally come to fruition –- the Occupation is here."

One sign at the plaza read: "Where's My Bailout?"

Another: "If San Diego Is Protesting, Something Big Is Happening."


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-- Tony Perry in San Diego 

Image: A sign from the Occupy San Diego protest. Credit: Fox-5 San Diego