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Occupy St. Louis members say movement still strong

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By Maggie Crane, KMOV By Maggie Crane, KMOV
Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer Protesters show their support for the Occupy Stl movement in downtown St. Louis on Friday, October 14, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The tents are gone from Kiener Plaza, along with the big crowds. But people involved in the Occupy St. Louis movement say they're still going strong.
   
Thursday marks the two-month anniversary of the movement that began in New York and spread to several other cities. At one point in St. Louis, more than 100 people were camped in Kiener Plaza, a downtown park.
   
Police shut down the encampment on Nov. 12. But a march five days later included an estimated 1,000 participants. Occupy St. Louis members Colleen Kelly and John Mills say the group has 8,000 followers on Facebook. Daily meetings are still taking place.
   
Kelly and Mills say the loss of the encampment dampened enthusiasm but marches, rallies and other events are still in the works.
 

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