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Group supports New York protest

Abe Perlstein takes a photo of the about 50 protesters  who gathered Wednesday evening outside the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse to protest Wall Street finance scandals.
Abe Perlstein takes a photo of the about 50 protesters who gathered Wednesday evening outside the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse to protest Wall Street finance scandals. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

A group of local demonstrators gathered in front of San Luis Obispo’s courthouse Wednesday afternoon in support of a protest movement started on Wall Street this summer called Occupy Wall Street.

The group is part of a nationwide protest movement against what is described as Wall Street’s excesses in contrast to Main Street’s woes in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the government bailout of major corporations.

Organizers said the event was meant to protest the fact that “Wall Street and other fat cat entities brought us, and much of the world, to our economic knees. They are still making a killing while the average Joe is paying the freight.”

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