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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 05:44 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."

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  -Occupy Marchers Arrive in Washington D.C.(Twice as Many as Originally Set Out) Hissyspit  Nov-23-11 05:09 AM   #0 
  - Thank you for posting this!  lunatica   Nov-23-11 05:26 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-23-11 05:17 PM   #30 
     - I don't think the banks sold that debt as good debt. The purchasers did not care if it was good  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:34 PM   #37 
  - This is inspiring.....Very proud of 99 percent along the way.  Magoo48   Nov-23-11 05:54 AM   #2 
  - They have a job  bloomington-lib   Nov-23-11 06:21 AM   #3 
  - Yep.  midnight   Nov-23-11 09:33 AM   #16 
  - +1,000  freshwest   Nov-23-11 10:13 AM   #19 
  - Kicked and recommended!  Enthusiast   Nov-23-11 06:29 AM   #4 
  - What a terrific wonderful story  Yon_Yonson   Nov-23-11 06:35 AM   #5 
  - Shut down Congressional parking.  MADem   Nov-23-11 06:57 AM   #6 
  - While they're in DC, they ought to find Boehner's favorite bar and occupy that place, too.  bulloney   Nov-23-11 07:16 AM   #8 
  - Or his TANNING SALON! He'd be along in no time!  MADem   Nov-23-11 10:46 AM   #21 
  - I second that! Free parking, free shuttles, low-cost gov. health care...  wordpix   Nov-23-11 09:22 PM   #36 
  - Love you OWS'/ 99%ers  malaise   Nov-23-11 07:15 AM   #7 
  - Love you OWS  liberal from boston   Nov-23-11 09:55 AM   #17 
  - Yeah but they're not focused and what is the message and and ...  Kingofalldems   Nov-23-11 07:18 AM   #9 
  - They had cigarettes ? GODDAMN COMMIES !  russspeakeasy   Nov-23-11 08:07 AM   #13 
  - K&R  deutsey   Nov-23-11 07:28 AM   #10 
  - k&r  rhett o rick   Nov-23-11 07:58 AM   #11 
  - r'd  geckosfeet   Nov-23-11 08:02 AM   #12 
  - Awesome! I'm thankful for the occupiers  Politicub   Nov-23-11 09:29 AM   #14 
  - OWS accepts donations, even small ones.  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:40 PM   #39 
  - Shout Out to Our Brave Marchers!  swilton   Nov-23-11 09:33 AM   #15 
  - There are no thanx big enough for the sacrifices to our country  ooglymoogly   Nov-23-11 10:02 AM   # 
  - + a million...  freshwest   Nov-23-11 10:15 AM   #20 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Nov-23-11 10:02 AM   #18 
  - K/R --  defendandprotect   Nov-23-11 11:12 AM   #22 
  - Totally awesome! Good for them and for us...  Desertrose   Nov-23-11 11:20 AM   #23 
  - Woo Hoo!  Blue Owl   Nov-23-11 11:26 AM   #24 
  - Go straight to the steps  A wise Man   Nov-23-11 11:32 AM   #25 
  - k&r  Hutzpa   Nov-23-11 11:56 AM   #26 
  - All 42 of them?  Synicus Maximus   Nov-23-11 09:50 PM   #42 
  - In the next march, I'm going to take vacation time off to go along. I long to participate nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-23-11 12:22 PM   #27 
  - But just a question: "in protest of the failure by 12 lawmakers to reach a deal"  tblue   Nov-23-11 01:11 PM   #28 
  - The failure seems to be both a good thing and a bad thing cause by republicans.  PoliticAverse   Nov-23-11 06:45 PM   #33 
  - Love it  bros   Nov-23-11 03:54 PM   #29 
  - By the time we got to DC, we were half a hundred strong...  slackmaster   Nov-23-11 06:16 PM   #31 
  - -1  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:43 PM   #40 
  - Kudos to the marchers.  Paka   Nov-23-11 06:21 PM   #32 
  - a grand total of 42 people? That's pathetic.  provis99   Nov-23-11 07:59 PM   #34 
  - -1  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:43 PM   #41 
  - Even one person can change the world  lunatica   Nov-24-11 08:20 AM   #45 
  - unfortunately, a day of action on Wed. before THXG is a day of snooze because city is dead  wordpix   Nov-23-11 09:18 PM   #35 
  - although i'm an atheist, i must echo this poster from zuccotti  ldf   Nov-23-11 09:39 PM   #38 
  - THANK YOU, OWS. To donate:  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:55 PM   #43 
  - Video here...  pacalo   Nov-24-11 04:11 AM   #44 

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