Occupy Jacksonville returns temporarily

Published On: Jun 23 2012 11:27:12 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 23 2012 11:43:13 PM EDT

The movement known as Occupy Jacksonville returned to the steps of City Hall Saturday.  They will be gone by Sunday afternoon.

The group held a 24-hour sit-in across from Hemming Plaza as part of an Occupy Caravan that moved through the state.

Demonstrators held signs, played music and talked about their plans moving forward at Noon.  They will leave late Sunday night on their trip to the Occupy National Gathering at Occupying Philadelphia on June 30.

"We are going to come together as really in a sense as one big occupy throughout the country we begin to take constructive action. I think a lot is about awareness and now taking what we have learned and brought out to spotlight and direct to action," said Occupy Jacksonville spokesman, George Farrar.

Occupy Jacksonville also celebrated their recent status as a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity Organization. This allows the group to accept tax-deductible donations in money or in "in kind" contributions.

Occupy Jacksonville protest the increase in social and economic inequalities and organize events to educate the community.


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