LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Protesters from Lehigh Acres took the "Occupy" movement to their streets Saturday morning, posting up on the side of the busy Lee Boulevard in the heart of Lehigh.
"We want the attention we want the traffic we have traffic coming on both ends here this is the center of town and this is where we'll get the most attention," said organizer Kelley Garcia.
Holding signs opposing what they call corporate greed, protesters like John Miller say they hope spreading the message to lehigh will lead to a bigger movement.
"I'm just mad as hell about the way things have gone in this country and I think a lot of these people are too. That's the reason they come together to try and see if they can do something about it besides just protest," Miller continued.
Organizers say the passing honks and large turn out for the first day of Occupy Lehigh are a result of the other protests that have garnered attention in the area.
"I think a lot of people are more aware of what's going on than they were a month ago," Garcia said.
While Occupy Lehigh doesn't plan on camping overnight, like the Fort Myers group, protesters say they hope their impact is just as big.
"I hope people will take notice and say someone's trying to do something about it and get in touch with those who are organizing so that we can grow in numbers and have more influence," Miller said.
More Occupy Lehigh Acres protests are planned in weeks to come.