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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Howard students support Occupy DC

The Occupy movement spreading across the nation has made its way to Howard University.

At 5 p.m. on Friday members of the Howard community will rally on campus and march to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at Lafayette Square. The march is to support Occupy Wall Street, Occupy DC and the other movements around the country.
A protester bangs a drum as supporters of the Occupy DC movement march in a demonstration in Washington, October 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (JONATHAN ERNST - REUTERS)

Marchers expect to pick up people at the two Occupy sites in the District, at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza.

The organizer of this march, Talib Karim, graduated from Howard University Law School in 1995. After learning about the Occupy movement, Karim began to speak with his fellow alumni about the cause.

“As we started talking about it more we saw that there was really a need to organize the Howard community,” he said.

Karim says although the Occupy movement was started by white organizers, African Americans are definitely a part of the “99 percent” the movement supports.

“Regardless, we see that we have definitely a stake in this fight,” he said.

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