Hundreds of protesters held a demonstration near the Chamber of Commerce before marching through downtown Orlando in an Occupy Orlando rally on Saturday. The Occupy Orlando rally is being held in conjuction with thousands of Occupy rallies across the world.
At 11:00 p.m. the several hundred protestors will be breaking the law by being out by the Chamber of Commerce. About a dozen police officers are still out tonight and they haven’t said if they will arrest anyone.
An estimated 1,700 people marched through downtown Orlando, stopping at the Bank of America building, Lynx headquarters, and City Hall on Saturday.
Former Congressman Alan Grayson was also in attendance and spoke at the rally Saturday morning. Throughout Saturday a heavy police presence followed the group and by late afternoon they were back outside the Chamber of Commerce playing music, carrying signs and waving flags.
"I am here because I am enraged that 99 percent of all the weath in America is only distributed by one percent of the population," said protester Megan Shaunnessey.
They said their message is simple; they are against corporate greed and government corruption.
The protestors in Orlando said they are standing in solidarity with people at rallies across the nation, and world.
"The thing that's brought everybody here together is a disatisfaction with the level of corporate influence in politics," said protester Alexander Bliss.
Over the past month, the protest against corporate greed and economic inequality has spread from New York City to cities elsewhere across the United States and around the world, including Orlando.
Occupy protests are set to take place in many cities throughout the state of Florida this weekend, including Tampa, Daytona Beach, Miami, and the space coast.