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    Posted November 9, 2011 by
    Farmersburg, Indiana
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    Occupy Wall Street

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    OWS Begins March on Washington D.C.


    With a heavy police escort, protestors from Occupy Wall Street began their 2-week trek from New York City to Washington D.C. today. The groups hopes to make the 240-mile journey to the nation's capitol by Novemeber 23 in time to rally as the Super Committee, charged with cutting $1.2 trillion from the nation's budget, submits its legislation.


    Ragtag, but enthusiastic Occupy Wall Street protestors, one of them not even wearing shoes, set off from New York Wednesday on a two-week march to Washington, DC.


    Monitored at every step by police,  two dozen activists filed aboard a ferry leaving Manhattan to cross the  River Hudson to New Jersey and began their ambitious protest march.


    The marchers hope to arrive in the  capital by November 23 in time to protest the meeting of a  congressional committee set to decide whether or not to extend tax cuts  that the protestors claim help only the very rich.


    Walking about 20 miles a day, and  covering well over 200 miles, they plan to stop in a dozen cities and  towns along the way, spreading OWS' anti-capitalist message.


    "The reason for going down to DC  specifically is to make sure the billionaires get taxed," said  Mae  Fraser, 32, toting a rucksack and jostling through the thick lunch-hour  crowds on her way to the ferry.




    From the Cornfield, I wonder if the protestors will gather strength and numbers as they near the center of government? Will the movement have any impact on the actions of the Super Comittee?

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