H-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Oct 15, 2011 8:38 PM by Liza Sullivan

Hundreds of protestors turn out for 'OccupySLO' march

The San Luis Obispo branch of Occupy Wall Street is gaining momentum.

More than 300 people showed up on Saturday to rally in front of the courthouse, before marching their way through Downtown.

They are angry about what they're calling a broken economic and political system.

"The passion is definitely growing in this community," said Evan Sylvester, of OccupySLO.

"I want to tear down the 'Corrupt Street,' which is what I think is Wall Street," said Mary Chalmers, a protestor.

They made signs, and held them high, fed up with war, job cuts, and inequality.

"We've got to fix wall street, and we got to get money out of politics," said Chalmers.

"We want to move toward economic justice, social justice, and restore Democracy in this country," said Sylvester.

They marched through the streets of Downtown, chanting "we are the 99 percent!"

They stopped on street corners, and banks, bringing awareness to their discontent, and to a growing movement.

"Prepare to see a lot more," said Sylvester about OccupySLO.

The group will meet again on Tuesday at Mitchell Park at 5 p.m.

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