Occupy DC Joined By Marchers From New York, Richmond

Today the Huffington Post covered the #OccupytheHighway NYC to DC March, reporting that marchers would be joining Occupy DC today for a press conference and actions targeting Congress. The events following their arrival have been postponed to 2:30 ET (check for updates here). Read excerpts from the story below:[caption id="attachment_3292" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="via david ambrose, moveon.org"]The marchers arrive in DC. [/caption]

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC's McPherson Square camp is getting a little bigger as protesters from Richmond and New York arrive by foot on Tuesday.

Patch caught up with the Richmond group on Monday, as the group of eight demonstrators walked on Route 1 in Fairfax County. "Public reaction ranged from outbursts of profanity to cheers of 'God bless you,'" according to Patch.

The Richmond group -- you can follow them on Twitter -- set out on Nov. 16 for their 126-mile walk. They will be demonstrating in Alexandria's Market Square from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. before walking the final nine-mile stretch to McPherson Square.

A larger group of demonstrators walking from New York expect to arrive in D.C. on Tuesday. The "Occupy the Highway" walkers -- there are either "50 and growing" or "two dozen" of them, depending on who you ask -- left New York on Nov. 10 for their approximately 230-odd mile march.

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