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Marchers Hold Up Traffic In Bloomington

Last updated on Monday, October 10, 2011

(BLOOMINGTON) - About 200 mad citizens took to Bloomington’s streets Sunday evening, shouting anti-government and down-with-Wall-Street slogans while marching with signs down Kirkwood Avenue from Peoples Park to Chase Bank.

Occupy Bloomington has been born, joining a string of protest initiatives around the nation ignited by recent protests on Wall Street regarding the downward spiral of the nation's economy.

Supporters are fed up, downright tired, of America's fiscal priorities.

"It's about social injustice, I guess, where we put our money," said Indiana University senior Carl Simmons, who marched beside a gray-haired woman wearing a T-shirt that said "give peace a chance" on the back.

"Instead of fighting two wars, against terrorism and drugs, we should be investing in children and health care, education and the future," Simmons said. "We need to be accountable. If the tea party can make a ruckus, we can do so as well.

The marchers held up traffic at several intersections. Some drivers honked in support. Others were irritated by the delay.

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