Howard University and other student groups joining Occupy movement


(Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

The group will join Occupy’s march to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. in an effort to diversify the protest group, organizer Talib Karim told the Washington Examiner:

“Occupy is not truly represented by the 99 percent. We are those people who have been the hardest hit by the unemployment and joblessness.”

Howard isn’t the only student group getting involved: Beforehand, Occupy D.C. plans to march with students from Howard, University of Maryland, George Washington University, American University, George Mason University and the University of the District of Columbia in protest over student debt.

Tell us: Are you a student planning to join the march? Why did you decide to get involved? Tell us in the comments below or via e-mail.

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