PORTLAND — The Occupy Maine group is holding a demonstration in Portland as part of the Occupy movement’s national day of protest against the growing student loan debt.

Occupy Wall Street says protests are being held on campuses and in communities nationwide today to mark what it’s calling One Trillion Dollar Day, or 1TDay, the day U.S. student debt reaches $1 trillion. Organizers are hoping to draw attention to what they call “Wall Street’s predatory student loan market” and the financial and social impacts of having unsustainable debt loads.

Occupy Maine is marking the occasion with a demonstration at Portland’s Monument Square from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Occupy movement began in New York City last fall and spread across the country, with protesters denouncing corporate excess and economic inequality.

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