Occupy protesters start march from NYC to DC

NEW YORK (AP) - November 9, 2011

The activists left Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Wednesday. Police on scooters flanked them as they marched past the World Trade Center site toward a ferry pier.

They planned to resume their walk in New Jersey and go through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, then arrive in Washington by Nov. 23.

That's the deadline for a congressional committee to decide whether to keep President Barack Obama's extension of Bush-era tax cuts. Protesters say the cuts benefit only rich Americans.

They hope to pick up other participants along their 240-mile march and have likened the effort to long-distance walks during the civil rights era.

They say they'll overnight by camping or at volunteered accommodations.

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