Occupy Wall Street Treks to Washington Square Park

The protesters are scheduled to hold a meeting Saturday afternoon.

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    The protesters of Occupy Wall Street are getting more and more organized as the days pass. Katy Tur followed them throughout the day and found out just what they are up to now.

    An expedition of protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement moved from Lower Manhattan to Washington Square Park Saturday.

    Organizers of the demonstration say they will hold a "general assembly" at 3 p.m, which they describe as an opportunity to recruit new supporters and share ideas.

    "The Washington Square Park thing is a great way to bring us to the next level," said Michael Fix, an organizer of the demonstration.

    There are no plans at this stage to set up a 24-hour camp in Washington Square Park similar to the one that has operated for three weeks in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.

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    The protesters in Zuccotti Park are going on their fourth week, and they're planning a Saturday afternoon march to Washington Square Park.

    The protesters living in Zuccotti Park have built a full-service demonstration staging zone, complete with hot food, health care, a digital counter registering supporters, and a solar energy truck to help supply power to electronics.

    First-year medical resident Jay Kang arrived Friday to serve as a health care volunteer.

    "The greed that is prevailing on Wall Street is causing a lot of problems in society today," Kang said.

    "That is why I am here to support the protesters."

    Occupy Wall Street set up in Zuccotti Park last month with dozens of demonstrators. Since then, thousands more -- including various unions such as the Transport Workers Union and the United Federation of Teachers -- have joined the movement.