Occupy DC protesters during a march in October. The Occupy Wall Street marchers will meet up with local Occupy protesters in advance of the Nov. 23 vote on the Bush tax cuts.
Occupy Wall Street is going on the road. The protesters are taking a two-week walk to Washington that they've dubbed "Occupy the Highway."
A small group of activists left Manhattan's Zuccotti Park shortly after noon today. They hope to arrive in D.C. 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.
Kelley Brannon is organizing the 240-mile march through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland with a core group of a dozen activists, picking up other marchers along the way.
They liken the effort to long-distance walks led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights era.