One Year Anniversary of "Occupy Buffalo"

October 7, 2012 Updated Oct 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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October 7, 2012 Updated Oct 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Members of "Occupy Buffalo" marking the 11th Anniversary of the Afghan War with a peaceful protest in Niagara Square this afternoon.

The protest was part of the groups one-year anniversary.

Today's protest touched on a number of topics: from the use of military drones overseas and here in the U.S. to detainees being held in the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

A handful of protesters donned inmate attire, wearing cloths over their heads and IDs around their necks, displaying the name of an actual detainee.

As the group looks forward to year two, they hope to expand their area of influence among the community.

Despite being out of the public eye, the group is still very active at City Hall and involved many aspects of local politics.

They have influenced city banking practices relating to J.P. Morgan-Chase, and more recently have called for the city council to ban the use of drones within City Airspace.

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