(See the main Occupy the Highway blog for the latest news on the march.)
The Occupy movement is hitting the road, and we are, too.
More than 20 protesters have decided to take the 200 mile, two-week-long trek from Zuccotti Park in New York to Washington’s McPherson Square. Along the way, the “Mobile Occupation” or
“Occupy the Highway” hopes they will be joined by other protesters as they walk, talk, drum and seek to channel the significance of historical long distance marches that came before. When they get to Washington on Nov. 23, they will try to persuade the debt “supercommittee” not to retain Bush tax cuts “for the rich.”
I’ll be with the protesters along the march, having met them in Elizabeth, N.J., where they are spending their first night. As I walk with them, I’ll seek to capture all that is “Occupy the Highway,” by sending in photos, tweets, videos and stories of the protesters I get to know along the way.
You can follow the trip here at BlogPost or follow me on Instagram or Twitter @lizflock.