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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join March To Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

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Occupy Wall Street Christmas gathering in Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Dec 25, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy demonstrators joined artists, celebrities and others in New York City to honor the memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

About 400 demonstrators singing “We Shall Overcome” marched in a candlelight vigil Sunday night to Riverside Church in Manhattan for an hours-long program featuring musical performances and quick speeches.

Patti Smith read a poem and rapper-turned CEO Russell Simons denounced the influence of large corporations and lobbyists. Yoko Ono was not in attendance but had a written statement read aloud.

Earlier in midtown Manhattan, members of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union scheduled a candlelight tribute of their own in King’s honor.

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