Occupy Wall Street plans 11-mile march
Protesters with Occupy Wall Street will march from Washington Heights to Zuccotti Park in an effort to connect other communities in the city to the movement. The 11-mile march is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
Labor union representatives and other activists are expected to join the “end to end for 99 percent” march, as protesters are calling it.
“Our communities have been devastated by the economic assault on middle class and poor families, even as Wall Street has enjoyed a historic financial bonanza,” said State Senator Adriano Espaillat, whose district covers parts of Manhattan and the Bronx, in a press release from OWS. “We are marching together because we want to stand up for the 99 percent who have been left behind in this economy and build a stronger society that works for all Americans, not just the select few.”
The march will end in Zuccotti Park, where protesters have been camped for almost two months.
Also this morning, Occupy Wall Street announced a partnership with street vendors to allow people to donate food to protesters. Food donations that will be sent to the kitchen inside the camp can be made through a website sponsored by the Street Vendor Project, part of the non-profit Urban Justice Center.