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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Occupy Chicago heads to Occupy D.C.


(JEWEL SAMAD - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Occupy D.C. is gaining about 300 protesters direct from the Windy City.

Protesters departed the Occupy Chicago encampment by bus around 5:30 a.m. Monday and headed for the District, according to NBC Chicago. They’re expected to participate in a national day of action Wednesday, where groups affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement will attempt to march down K Street.

Occupy D.C. protesters are calling for an “occupation block party” on K Street Wednesday, but will march on an “undisclosed lobbying firm” around 10:30 a.m. The march will mark the first organized protest since McPherson Square protesters erected a 15-foot-tall wooden structure Saturday evening and engaged in a standoff with police all day Sunday, which resulted in 31 arrests and detainments. DDOT has issued an advisory in advance of the event and is warning of traffic delays. (Read more on this from Dr. Gridlock.)

Back in Chicago Tuesday, demonstrators moved inside foreclosed homes, hoping to bring attention to the growing number of homeless families.

More Occupy D.C. News:

Jackson Browne plays concert for Occupy D.C. protesters

Clash at Occupy D.C. Camp could alter tenor of largely peaceful protest

Park Police must provide Occupy D.C. notice before eviction

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