Occupy Wall Street March From NYC to D.C. Scheduled For Today
Occupy Wall Street is going on the road today — a two-week walk to Washington.
A small group of activists plans to leave Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park at noon Wednesday. They hope to arrive 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.
Kelly Brannon is organizing the 240-mile march with a dozen others. They hope to pick up others along the way. They liken the effort long-distance walks led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights era.
They say they’ll overnight by camping or at volunteered accommodations.
David Crosby and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are performing at Zuccotti Park on Tuesday afternoon.