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'Occupy the Highway' Makes for Historic March from Wall Street to Washington DC

NEW YORK - Today (Wednesday, November 9th) a well-prepared and energized contingent from Occupy Wall Street will embark upon “Occupy the Highway”, a march from Wall Street to Washington DC.

This march of civic energy and solidarity will begin in Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) and end, two weeks later, in Washington DC at the Congressional Super-Committee Meeting. Marchers will trek approximately 20 miles a day, holding rallies with Occupy Philly, Occupy Baltimore, and Occupy DC, as well as nightly General Assembly (GA) meetings along the way.

Organizers draw inspiration from the long, historic marches of the Civil Rights Movement and like those marches, participants hope to encourage increasing numbers of the 99% in rural communities to become involved and to spread the principles of the Occupy Movement 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 route is as follows:

    11/9/11: Liberty Square to Elizabeth, NJ
    11/10/11: Elizabeth, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ
    11/11/11: New Brunswick, NJ to Trenton, NJ
    11/12/11: Trenton, NJ to Andalusia, PA
    11/13/11: Andalusia, PA to Occupy Philly
    11/15/11: Occupy Philly to Wilmington, DE
    11/16/11: Wilmington, DE to Newark, DE
    11/17/11: Newark, DE to Rising Sun, MD
    11/18/11: Rising Sun, MD to Bel Air, MD
    11/19/11: Bel Air, MD to Occupy Baltimore
    11/21/11: Occupy Baltimore to Laurel, MD
    11/22/11: Laurel, MD to Occupy DC
    11/23/11: Occupy DC to The White House for Super Committee meeting

Follow the march at and on twitter @NYCmarch2DC


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Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to more than 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. For more visit

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