Protesters Set to Occupy City Hall

October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - In the beginning of the month, Occupy Buffalo protesters paid a visit to the JP Morgan Chase building in downtown Buffalo, asking the city to cut ties with the bank.

Now, the protesters will take it one step further. They are walking into a meeting with the Buffalo Common Council and Bank Executives to discuss their concerns. Occupy Buffalo members said they are upset that the bank received federal loans during the bailout.

The group has been camping out in Niagara Square for nearly three weeks as part of a global effort for change. They said they are not going anywhere until they see a difference. They think this meeting might be a step in the right direction.

"We're willing to do whatever it takes to take a stand," protester Matt Richardson said.

The group is rallying for many other issues including closing the income game and restoring jobs for people locally and across the country.

"We're out here for as long as it's going to take to help the 99 percent of Americans being affected by this," protester Sgt. Christopher Simmance said.

The rally today will start at 9:30 a.m. with a "pre-meeting". The protester will then walk together to city hall at 10 a.m.

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