Occupy movement 5th anniversary

Occupy movement turns five

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Hundreds of people from all over the state gathered in Bangor, Augusta and Portland on Saturday to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Occupy Movement, an international effort to bring about social and economic justice.

On Sept. 17, 2011, protestors took to the streets of New York City to fight for higher wages and decrease the gap between the rich and the poor. Since then, the effort has sparked a nationwide movement.

”It’s kind of being celebrated everywhere, but specifically here in Maine,” said Portland occupier Kara Lee Oster.

From Bangor to Portland, protesters gathered to remind people that the fight is not over.

“We’re coming back together to remember what the movement is and continues to be," Oster said. 

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