Occupy Tampa protest among many across Florida, and the world

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A protester holds a sign at Occupy St. Petersburg, Saturday, Oct. 15 2011.

 

 

Occupy Wall Street protesters called for Saturday to be a global day of action "against corporate greed." Demonstrations took place in 950 cities around the world, including several in the Tampa Bay area.

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The downtown Tampa Occupy protest went from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Lykes Gaslight Park on Franklin Street. Occupy Tampa has already seen multiple protests in recent weeks.

Protesters also came out for Occupy Brandenton, at McKelvey Park and 43rd Street West, which also began at 9.

St. Petersburg saw its own protest begin later in the day at 3:30, at 2nd Avenue North and Beach Drive. A "general assembly" consensus meeting was held to determine what Occupy St. Petersburg wanted to become.  More protests are planned in the coming weeks, with details forthcoming.

Other area Occupy protests took place in Palm Harbor, Sarasota and Lakeland.

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