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Occupy Wall Street Marks 100th Day Of Protest With Christmas Celebration

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On its 100th day of protest, the Occupy Wall Street movement marked the Christmas holiday Sunday.

However initial turnout was light.

Only about a dozen OWS participants gathered in Zuccotti Park to attend an interfaith gathering Sunday afternoon that included poetry and a potluck meal.

Protesters tied their message to the holiday.

"Christmas in a lot of ways defines a lot of the problems that we're facing," said one protester. "It's a very isolating time for people, especially this year when people have had homes forclosed and lost their jobs and all that sort of stuff."

"Focus on giving, focus on family, focus on friends," said another protester when asked what Christmas means to him. "Think beyond the money and all the good toys, and just remember that we're people and we need to think about each other first."

While attendance at the day's early events was sparse, protesters said they expected more people to participate in the evening's planned activities, which were scheduled to include a communion, storytelling and music. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP