Monday, October 10, 2011

#OccupyNJ Begins Journal Square Occupation

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Occupy New Jersey demonstrators move protest of corporate greed to Journal Square in Jersey City
Monday, October 10, 2011
Ron Zeitlinger
Jersey Journal

The "Occupy New Jersey" demonstrators who protested outside the Goldman Sachs building on the Jersey City waterfront late last week have moved their rally to Journal Square tonight.

Leaders of the group, which numbered roughly 50 people this afternoon on the Jersey City waterfront, said they were going to call the group "Occupy Journal Square" in the social media.

About 25 to 30 people have gathered in Journal Square at the moment, congregating near the fountain, just outside the entrance to the PATH station. The demonstrators are standing near the fenced in vacant lot where developers have proposed to building two 50-plus story towers with residential and commercial tenants as well as an onsite parking deck.

The plan was proposed more than three years ago and never got off the ground, except for condemning the buildings that were there, scattering the businesses there and demolishing the buildings.

Earlier today the demonstrators said they planned on camping out in Journal Square, much like the Occupy Wall Street crowd has planted itself in Lower Manhattan.

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