Occupy 2.0? Black church leaders join movement
Jamal Harrison Bryant, right, and Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis address reporters at the National Press Club.
December 15th, 2011
09:37 AM ET

Occupy 2.0? Black church leaders join movement

By David Ariosto, CNN

Washington, D.C. (CNN) – A group of African-American church leaders announced Wednesday their intention to join ranks with the Occupy movement in the nation's capital, bolstering what some consider a mutual message of condemning income inequality and social injustice.

The move comes against the backdrop of evictions of Occupy protesters encamped in city parks and squares across the United States, raising questions about whether the two groups can capitalize on momentum gained by the months-long movement.

"We are occupying until poverty is eradicated," pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington, near where a core group of activists remains encamped.

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