Occupy Maine takes off in Portland

Occupy Maine group digs in, shows support for Wall Street counterparts
By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 03, 2011, at 6:50 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Members of a growing Occupy Maine group in Monument Square on Monday proclaimed solidarity with the larger Occupy Wall Street movement and noted similarities between their efforts and those that overthrew the government of Egypt this summer.

They also began to hone a message for what has been criticized by some as a directionless protest, with signs and slogans at numerous satellite Occupy settlements around the country running the gamut of social causes.

On Monday in Portland, Occupy Maine members took their occupation on the road with a 90-minute march from their Monument Square base of operations to the University of Southern Maine, where they held a brief rally, and back again.

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