Occupy Augusta: Wall Street Protests Spread to Maine Capital, Dozens set up Camp at Capitol Park

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Courtesy of Kennebec Journal

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The protests that started on Wall Street have spread to Augusta, with more than two dozen people camping out over the weekend at Capitol Park and vowing to stay indefinitely.

Representatives of Occupy Augusta said they were working with local and Capitol Police to prevent any problems.

Augusta Police Chief Russell Gauvin told the Kennebec Journal that the group that camped out did not have a permit, but the department did not plan to take any immediate action to enforce the violation.

Paul McCarrier, of Belfast, said protestors were digging in for what it hoped was a “long occupation.”

McCarrier said the group held a meeting on Sunday to set up committees and begin drafting a list of its key issues.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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