LITTLE ROCK More than 350 protesters marched through downtown Little Rock Saturday morning in a demonstration against economic inequality, corporate greed and other issues.
The group — dubbed Occupy Little Rock in a localized version of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York — started at the Riverfest Ampitheatre and marched to the state Capitol, stopping along the way to picket the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Stephens Inc. building, the Bank of America building and the Federal Building.
Most of the protesters carried signs while others beat drums or bashed cymbals.
Sandra Harris, of Pine Bluff, said she joined the protest in the hopes that a large-scale, peaceful movement would bring change.
"I think that Washington needs to realize that the people are suffering all over the country," she said. "They're just not responding. It's just necessary for us to come out and let our voices be heard."
Police stopped traffic along the route as the demonstration carried on. Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings said officers didn't respond to any problems during the event.