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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