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Occupy Baltimore stages protest at Inner Harbor

Supporters of a group called Occupy Baltimore are protesting U.S. economic conditions.

They gathered peacefully Tuesday at the Inner Harbor, holding signs reading “People Before Profits” and “We’re Here for the Needy, not the Greedy.” Demonstrators stood quietly amid lunchtime foot traffic, while police watched from a distance.

Many weren’t a part of a formal organization, but wanted to speak out.

Elaine Pollack teared up when she talked about wanting her 70-year-old father to be able to retire. She said she wants every American to have his or her basic needs met. Charles Miller held a sign saying “Obambi” and urged the president to “grow a spine.”

Similar demonstrations are taking place across the country following the Occupy Wall Street protests that began last month in New York City.