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Occupy Knoxville supporters advocate for economic equality

October 8th, 2011 7:27 am by Suzanna McClosky

KNOXVILLE — At least 200 East Tennesseans Friday evening joined the hundreds of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters around the country aiming to challenge economic inequality and raise awareness of the gap that exists between the rich and poor.

Occupy Knoxville supporters gathered in Krutch Park chanting phrases like "people over profits" and then led a candlelight solidarity march around downtown.

Sevierville's Betsey Rochelle said she heard about Occupy Knoxville on Facebook and came up with the idea for the march, although she wasn't the only organizer.

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