Occupy NWA plans Oct. 15 protest for downtown Fayetteville

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Protesters hold signs at the corner of Dickson Street and Arkansas Avenue Tuesday afternoon in Fayetteville.

The Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York, and have been building momentum over the past few weeks will soon spread to the streets of Fayetteville.

Protesters began gathering in New York’s Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17 to express outrage over corporate greed and influence of the wealthy on American politics. The group issued a “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City” on Sept. 29, and since then protests have steadily spread to other cities.

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Locally, a group called Occupy NWA is planning a demonstration for Saturday, Oct. 15 in downtown Fayetteville.

According to a Facebook event for the local march, protesters plan to meet on the Fayetteville square at 10 a.m. and proceed toward the Washington County Courthouse at 11 a.m. From there, the group will make its way along Dickson Street before stopping at the Bank of America building at the corner of Arkansas Avenue.

As of Tuesday morning, about 190 people had RSVP’d to attend the event.

Organizers say the local protest will end when the sun goes down, but that plans will be made for further protests on Saturday.

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