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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Occupy D.C. marching to Key Bridge


(RICKY CARIOTI - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Marking a national day of action in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy D.C. protesters are planning to march to the Key Bridge in Georgetown this afternoon.

We’ll be following along with today’s protest on our live blog.

Protesters are saying they’ve chosen Key Bridge to protest “the deterioration of our public infrastructure and public services.” This morning, John Lisle, a spokesman for the District Department of Transportation, told the Dr. Gridlock blog this morning that the Key Bridge is no longer structurally deficient.

Protesters say they will be making an effort to stay off the busy thoroughfare during the protest, which should last from 2:30 to 6 p.m., but the plans have been met with mixed reactions from the Washington public.

“Your right to protest does not supercede my right to get home,” wrote commenter ahs78graduate. “I am neither a Wall Street banker nor an elected politician.”

More coverage:

Live blog coverage of the Occupy DC march

Occupy Q&A: Protests, then and now

Explore Occupy D.C.’s encampment

The Occupy movement: More trouble than change?

Occupy DC: In it for the long haul?

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