A handful of participants in today’s Occupy Sarasota protest, inspired by the unfolding Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, spoke with The Florida Independent about why they decided to join the fledgling campaign, and what’s next for Occupy protesters in the Sunshine State. Video after the jump.

Thirty-year-old Miranda Crouse explains what motivated her to get involved:

Attorney Todd Hunger, 43, talks about why he’s on the streets today:

Former Sarasota City Commission candidate Diana Hamilton talks about the role of organized labor, and the local police union in particular:

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