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Occupy rally in Maine draws attention to workers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Dozens of people gathered for a May Day rally in Portland organized by Occupy and labor groups to draw attention to workers and students.

Despite cold rain, nearly 100 people assembled Tuesday to show solidarity against what they call Wall Street greed and income inequality.

Speakers addressed the crowd from atop a soap box at Congress Square, and demonstrators chanted about protecting workers' rights and celebrating worker contributions. Students from the University of Southern Maine spoke about the burden of student debt with rising tuition rates.

May Day protests were held around the world Tuesday, with demonstrators demanding everything from wage increases to an end to cuts in education and health care.


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