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The group left the encampment around noon and are expected to arrive at their destination by Nov. 23, the deadline for the Congressional “supercommittee” to come up with its deficit reduction plan.
“We are going to be marching for two weeks down to Washington D.C. to meet up with the occupation down there at McPherson Square,” said Michael Glazer, one of the organizers.
Glazer says supporters have volunteered their homes along the way and marchers will stay in occupying camps in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
The group marched past the World Trade Center before boarding a ferry to New Jersey.
The 240-mile march will go through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland and has been dubbed “Occupy the Highway.” The demonstrators are hoping to pick up more participants along the way.
The start of this march comes on the heels of a concert in Zuccotti Park Tuesday afternoon by activist musicians David Crosby and Graham Nash.
The two 60s era protest performers put on a 4-song acoustic set, wrapping it up with “Teach Your Children Well.”
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