Occupy Wall Street Hits The Road

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First they occupied Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, then Washington, D.C. and Oakland. Now they’re going to “Occupy the Highway.”

A small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters plans to march from Wall Street to Washington, starting Wednesday afternoon, inspired by Civil Rights-era marches. The two-week march — covering about 20 miles per day — will make stops at Occupy Philly, Occupy Baltimore and stops in between, and the marchers hope to pick up supporters along the way.“Arriving at the final destination, the meeting of the Congressional super committee, a rally will be held to demand the members of the committee serve the 99% and let the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire,” the “Occupy” release reads.

Whether the super committee meets those demands remains to be seen. As the Washington Post reports, Republican super committee members are offering $300 billion in new revenues, but Democrats are rejecting the offer.

Meanwhile in New York, as the Associated Press reports, Occupy protesters are starting to prepare for winter by setting up tents and laying down wooden pallets and insulation board. They hope to set up about 27 tents, according to the report.

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