EUGENE, Ore. - The "Occupy Eugene" movement hit the streets of downtown Eugene Thursday afternoon.
Hundreds of protesters held signs high in opposition of corporate greed.
The group marched from the Bank of America down to the Federal Building.
Protesters chanted, "We are the 99 percent" as they strolled down 11th Avenue. The chant points out their belief that 99 percent of America is middle class or poor.
"There's just a growing gap, the middle class is disappearing, and the bottom 99 are starting to get angry at the fact that only 1 percent of America has control of almost all the assets," said Tony Leeds, a protester from Eugene.
Theresa Hill was among the protesters in Eugene. She's a recent college graduate who has been trying to get a job for some time now. On Thursday, she let her voice be heard.
"I want them to hear that corporations cannot be greedy and that they need to be taxed and that they need to be putting money back in the system and things need to be more fair across the board for everyone," Hill said.
Police said the protests in Eugene were peaceful.