OWS Hitting The Road; Protesters Marching From NYC To Washington D.C.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — About two dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters hit the road on Wednesday for a two-week trek from Zuccotti Park to Washington.

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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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  1. The Realist says:

    Of course, every state and town along their route will SUE New York City for not containing the protesters here.

  2. Andrew Nutra says:

    Occupy Wall Street at Ziccotti Park: Thunderdome

  3. Off Duty says:

    They shouldn’t stop at DC, but make their way all the way to Havana. Maybe they can string together a bunch of styorfoam and pallet wood and paddle their way from Margaritaville.

  4. SupportSister says:

    It is hard to believe some of these comments. So rude, so crude. These people are trying to do what they can to help. This is NOT a game. What in the world have any of you done to help society, I wonder. They have certainly changed the dialogue in this country these past 2 months. Grow up.

    1. Andrew Nutra says:

      Can you really help by drumming and being annoying?

    2. The Realist says:

      I help society by working and paying taxes, just like all other NORMAL people.

    3. Amtracmarine says:

      What the “F” are they helping by taking over a park so that no one else can use it?? By Drumming all hours of the night (That’s the drugs),By causing small businesses to lay off employees?? It’s all about them and their handlers at Adbusters

    4. Amtracmarine says:

      You have no clue do you. The only thing that they have accomplished is to shut
      down a public park for anyone but themselves and to cause a cafe to lay off 20 employees.

  5. Andrew Nutra says:

    I happen to work in HR and just today we’ve been asked to google the names of every single applicant whose resumes come in (googling for OWS activities!!). I love it!!

    1. tommybones says:

      Yeah!!! Must be great to punish people who are taking time out of their lives to fight for a better world for your children to live in! Seriously, I really have to wonder what happened to you to make you such a miserable human being.

  6. Andrew Nutra says:

    Can’t wait for the next Nor’Easter!

  7. Jay Pee says:

    These OW streeters are bigger A-Holes than I realized. I hope they enjoy the rain and cold wind. What a pack of idiots.

    I am sure the Jersey and Delaware State Troopers will show them some hospitality.

  8. Albert Right says:

    The OWS Movement has collected over $800,000 in donations so far, and yet the homeless are shunned from partaking in their 5-Star Chef prepared meals…

    How about… Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    Get more ows facts on my site:
    http://www.antination.com/

    1. The Realist says:

      Where are O.W.S.’s audited financial statements?

  9. Andrew Nutra says:

    A flight would have taken quicker, then they could have had more drumming time.

  10. cntrlfrk says:


    That is going to be one long trail of poop and trash.

    .

  11. JT says:

    Good, all of you leave and when your gone the City should wipe the park clean and not let you back….here’s your chance Mayor B.

  12. Andrew Nutra says:

    To OWS, I’m nowhere near one of the 1 percenters but PLEASE do not represent me. I work for a living. I majored in liberal arts. Sure it took awhile to get a job but I worked hard and persevered. I always believed this is a land of opportunities and not guarantees. I sometimes get frustrated but know enough that you can’t drum your way to a better system of government. I support your right to voice your opinions but shooing away the homeless, fighting the cold and occupying private land will not change anything.

  13. LittleEddy says:

    I’m sure all the OWS people found time to vote yesterday.
    God Bless America!

  14. danny says:

    This is what they should have done from the gitgo. March to every state capitol. Make the voices heard by the leader, not a bunch of people playing their game according to the messed up rules.
    Oh, and @RUN PROTESTERS RUN!, isn’t that one of the problems? Where are the jobs? Not many companies are hiring. Or, maybe we should take H Cain’s advice and start a business. Now. Everyone has a business. Who are you going to hire?

    1. RUN PROTESTERS RUN! says:

      This protest the way they are going about it. It’s costing millions of dollars across the board to keep them housed in the street. It doesn’t make sense. NOW going to the capital might help but still the answer which you’re correct in asking who will create the jobs. This protest is getting nowhere and is costing too much money.

  15. man from old school says:

    while these junk people are gone close the park put the tents in the garbage
    and put up a fence

  16. MULLY says:

    AND DONT COME BACK U JACKASSES…..

  17. RUN PROTESTERS RUN! says:

    GO GO GO take all your pathetic low life fellow idiot friends with you. Stupid idiots go do something useful for a change get a job.

  18. Nom says:

    Lol…it goes below zero in DC during the winter…i dont think its about “going south for the winter”.

  19. Vik says:

    Shout out to all state troopers in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and D.C.: “Run this filth out West!!!! And kick their behinds off I95.”

  20. T DESMOND says:

    Lame

  21. Andrew Nutra says:

    What a great face saving strategy, to head south! It’s getting chilly out, they must use that trip as a reward. “Hey who wants to head south to protest?…. OK we ALL can’t go.”

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