'Occupy' Protests Continue in Dallas, Fort Worth

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    David, who did not wish to give his last name, holds a sign and chants during a protest outside the the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas building in downtown Dallas on Thursday.

    Groups aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City continue to demonstrate in Dallas and Fort Worth.

    Dallas spokesman Frank Librio said the city is working with demonstrators in the Pioneer Plaza area near the Convention Center to obtain a special use permit for the area.

    "The city is balancing this group’s First Amendment rights with a focus on protecting the protesters and the public -- like many other cities across the country experiencing similar protests," he said in a press release Monday afternoon.

    In Fort Worth, about 50 people gathered in the Burnett Park area and reportedly marched on several area banks in Downtown Fort Worth.

    The "Occupy" Movement

    The "Occupy" movement began in New York with the Occupy Wall Street group that has organized in Zuccotti Park for four weeks.

    The "Occupy" groups are self-described as a "leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants."

    Much of the protests have been leveled at the banking industry, large corporations and government organizations.

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