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Occupy protesters start march from New York City to DC

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More than twenty members of the Occupy Wall Street movement leave Zuccotti Park and begin a highway hike to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9, 2011 in New York City. The demonstrators, who hope to pick up supporters in towns and cities along the way, plan on arriving in Washington in two-weeks time and will take their message against corporate greed to the politicians.

AP reports:

Flanked by police scooters, about two dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters started a two-week walk from New York to Washington on Wednesday.

The activists left Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, marched past the World Trade Center site and boarded a ferry to New Jersey. They plan to walk through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland and arrive in Washington by Nov. 23 — the deadline for a congressional committee to decide whether to keep President Barack Obama's extension of Bush-era tax cuts. Protesters say the cuts benefit only rich Americans.

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Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement leave Zuccotti Park and begin a highway hike to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9, 2011 in New York City.

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Demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement convene on a dock in Jersey City, N.J., at the start of a march from the encampment at Zuccotti Park to Washington DC, Nov. 9, 2011.

 

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