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Dozens 'occupy' downtown Spartanburg

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Occupy Spartanburg protesters come out in the rain in Spartanburg. (Oct. 13, 2011/FOX Carolina) Occupy Spartanburg protesters come out in the rain in Spartanburg. (Oct. 13, 2011/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

About 30 people are rallying in downtown Spartanburg as an offshoot to the four weeks of protests of banks and financial institutions in New York City.

The Occupy Spartanburg protest started Thursday morning and is expected to last until Friday morning.

The protesters gathered in Morgan Square, marching through occasional rain with signs that read "Greed is not a moral value" and "Get Wall St. out of government."

The Spartanburg protest was organized by Deborah Morrow, a 60-year-old grandmother from Inman. She said Wall Street crashed the economy and there were crimes committed.

"Trillions of dollars of wealth were lost," Morrow said. "No one has been held accountable for it."

It's the first protest of its kind in South Carolina, but people in Columbia, Greenville and Florence are trying to organize similar protests.

The Occupy Wall Street protests in New York have been going on for four weeks, with the movement slowly spreading across the country.

Spartanburg police said they expect around 50 people for the protest.

A report into FOX Carolina said that another Occupy protest will begin Friday in Greenville at McPhearson Park.

Copyright 2011 FOX Carolina. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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