Saskatchewan

Occupy protests continue in Saskatchewan

Demonstrators remain camped out in Regina and Saskatoon parks on Sunday, as part of a series of 'Occupy' protests held around the world this weekend.

Demonstrators remain camped out in Regina and Saskatoon parks, as part of a series of "Occupy" protests held around the world this weekend.

More than 50 people spent the night in tents at Saskatoon's Friendship Park on Saturday night, following a rally that attracted upwards of 200 people earlier in the day.

One of the campers, John Johnsone, said he and the other demonstrators have no plans to leave.

"We actually had a few people wander by last night and had good conversation," he told CBC News on Sunday morning.

"We're going to be here, and if you want to swing by and have conversations about the cause, we'll gladly talk to them."

About eight tents were set up in Regina's Victoria Park as of Sunday morning. Many of those who have set up camp told CBC News they intend to spend Sunday night there as well.

Upwards of about 100 people had gathered at the Regina park on Saturday for a rally.

Police in both cities say there have been no problems with the protests to date.

The Saskatchewan events are part of a series of "Occupy" protests over corporate greed and financial inequality, mirroring similar rallies that have spread from the United States to dozens of countries around the world.

The global day of marches and sit-ins are inspired by the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, which began weeks ago and has seen protesters occupying Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park for nearly a month now.