The University of California, Irvine contingent of Occupy held a modest event on campus this morning attended by about 20 people. The group, though mostly students, represented a diverse cross section of OC society and included visitors from Occupy OC, which is currently camped in front of Irvine's City Hall. They were on hand to distribute fliers attempting to attract Irvine students to the intersection of Alton Parkway and Harvard Avenue. Also in the crowd was at least one person claiming to be from the Occupy Oakland protests.
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After forming a circle near the flag poles located on Ring Road, people took turns describing their reasons for being involved with the protest. Stories abounded of being inundated with student debt despite access to grants as well as the dismal job market following graduation.