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Wall Street Protesters Start March From NYC to DC

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

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    Occupy Wall Street is going on the road — a two-week walk to Washington.

    Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters left Zuccotti Park on Wednesday.

    They planned to resume their walk in New Jersey after taking a ferry and hope to arrive in Washington by Nov. 23 -- 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.

    They've likened the effort to long-distance walks led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights era.

    They'll overnight by camping or at volunteered accommodations.

    The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction must decide by Nov. 23 to cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit; the tax issue is only one bitter bone of contention among politicians. But it's the top issue for the Occupy activists heading to Washington.

    The march is being funded with an initial $3,000 approved at Occupy Wall Street's "general assembly" — a daily gathering of protesters to make decisions. The money comes from donations of at least a half-million dollars sent to the New York movement by supporters.