Occupy Orlando marks first anniversary, protests for paid sick-time

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The Occupy Orlando protesters are back at it on Monday to mark the first anniversary of the Occupy movement.

WFTV's Daralene Jones learned they're also using it as an opportunity to address the controversial paid sick-time issue. They're fighting to get the county to put the sick-time measure on the November ballot.

The protest is set to begin at 6 p.m. outside the front door of the Orange County Administration Building.

The nationwide movement has somewhat fractured, especially in Orlando, since it began a year ago.

"It sounds like you guys are taking advantage of the sick-time issue to try to re-invigorate your own movement," said WFTV's Daralene Jones.

"Our movement doesn't need re-invigoration. People aren't here on the ground because they're in New York, they're in South Carolina, and they're in Tampa, Oakland. People have traveled," said Occupy protestor Mike Hankins.

Occupy protesters are out in cities across America to mark the first anniversary of the movement that started to protest economic inequalities.

While the protests in Orlando have been quiet, several hundred protestors have been arrested in cities across the country.