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Occupy Newport crowd showing up at 101 and 20


Photo: Brad Taylor

Occupy Newport Wednesday

A small but committed group of Occupy Newport protesters are out waving their signs at the corner of Highway 101 and 20 this afternoon. Although there are many who go by and honk their horns in support, some demonstrators say they’re hearing some passing motorists yelling at them “Get a job!” One man holding a sign said “There are no jobs and they know it.”

The protest runs through 6pm. Demonstrators invite all Newport area residents to come down and lend moral support in their effort to change the direction of the country after what many call a major failure of the so-called “free market” economy. Occupy Newport participants generally increase after 5pm when many, who do have jobs, come down and join the demonstrators.

Thus far the Occupy Newport group has well behaved and peaceful despite some snarls by a few passing motorists.

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