[UDATED: Irvine Police Squelch Attempts at Occupation] Corporate Abuses Prompt Large Irvine Rally

UPDATE OCT. 17, 4:45 p.m.: Despite the fact that Irvine Police have told Occupy Orange County protesters they cannot camp in the city, the group seems determined to stay put. Several tents have been set up on the lawn located at the intersection of Alton Parkway and Harvard Avenue where the group has been protesting for the past three days.

Brandon Ferguson

Click here to see a slideshow of protesters.

Irvine may be sovereign territory of obscenely wealthy right-wing ideologues, but today the quiet of its streets was shattered by loud voices from a diverse crowd of fed up citizens.

As many as 1,000 activists outraged by corporate greed, rallied under the banner of Occupy Orange County and took to the streets of the city where Taco Bell, Broadcom and Bax Global are headquartered.

They hoisted signs decrying the abuses of corporations while angrily shouting, "This is what democracy looks like."

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