Occupy protesters converge in Raleigh

February 25, 2012 3:19:54 PM PST
Occupy Movements from across the state converged in the capital city Saturday in hopes of breathing new life into a movement that is losing steam.

"We're gathered here as part of a weekend of activities to pull all the little cities and all the little occupations around North Carolina together," Occupy event organizer Jim Brayman said.

Members of Occupy Raleigh said they are the only group left in the state with an encampment. Hundreds of others across the nation have disbanded in recent weeks.

Soon, Occupy Raleigh may be forced to leave its site at West and Hillsborough Streets because on insurance issues, even though the group pays rent. Members hope Saturday's events inspire others to join their movement.

"I think this is a community movement. We need to get the community involved to get America back out to jump start it," Occupy member Ed Rubio said.

Unlike previous demonstrations, Saturday's protests were peaceful and no arrests were made.

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