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Occupy Marchers Arrive in Washington D.C.(Twice as Many as Originally Set Out)
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Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 06:44 AM by Hissyspit
Source: Washington Post

Occupy marchers arrive in Washington

Elizabeth Flock, Washington Post

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Almost two weeks ago, 21 Occupy Wall Street protesters decided to take the movement on the road, in a march from New York's Zuccotti Park to the White House. Their goal: to spread the movement to the 12 cities and small towns they would pass through, and to protest the congressional supercommittee's likely decision to retain Bush tax cuts "for the rich," or the "1 percent."

The protesters - accompanied by a Washington Post reporter - embarked on the 231-mile trek with a $3,000 check from Occupy Wall Street. But the marchers soon found they didn't need the money, as they received donations of food and cash, cigarettes and deodorant from residents and passers-by. Occupy movements also sprang up or grew larger in their wake in places such as New Brunswick and Trenton, N.J.

Although some of the 21 marchers dropped out because of missing toenails, shin splints or fevers, new marchers have joined. More than twice the original number of protesters arrived in Washington on Tuesday.

Today, the Occupiers intend to hold a "day of action" to shut down part of the city in protest of the failure by 12 lawmakers to reach a deal that would ease the tax burden on the "99 percent."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/1...
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