Occupy the Highway: OWS Kicks-Off 2 Week March From NYC to DC

 This afternoon at around 12:30pm,  22 dedicated occupiers departed New York's Liberty Plaza en route to Washington D.C. The operation, called Occupy the Highway, is an on-foot journey to the capital, where organizers expect to arrive by November 23, the day the Congressional Super Committee will meet, to protest Bush tax cuts. 

They will march an astounding 20 miles a day for nearly two weeks straight.  The gritty group will make stops at several Occupations along the way, where they hope to attract some more hardcore marchers. According to their bog, they will spend two "off-days" at Occupy Philly and Occupy Baltimore. 

From the blog:

We are taking action to fight for the 99%! Please join us if you are able. Whether for an hour, a day, or the full two weeks, we feel it's imperative for OWS to respect and participate in the historical significance of long distance marches to support, promote, and encourage economic and human equality. We will march on average 20 miles a day from 9am to 5pm (banker hours) and hold nightly GA's and/or discussions at 7pm in each town where we camp. We will be spending our two "days off" at Occupy Philly and Occupy Baltimore. We are also hoping that a few people from these occupations will join us in the march to the White House and Occupy DC.

Granted 3,000 dollars by the General Assembly, the group has the gear to camp and make it down to D.C. safely. They hope to collect enough of their own donations to reinvest cash back into the GA. Check out their map

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at November 9, 2011, 9:07am