On Tuesday we noted the ludicrous headlines breathlessly announcing an “epic” march on Washington by some of the so-called Wall Street occupiers. Not only didn’t they march out of Manhattan, they would up taking a boat ride over to Elizabeth, NJ, where they apparently rested last night after their arduous journey.
Tonight they’ll apparently make it all the way to New Brunswick. All 22 of them.
The group, known as the “NYC March 2 DC” left Liberty Square in New York City on Nov. 9 and will walk all the way to Washington, D.C. with planned stops in Trenton, Andalusia and Philadelphia, Pa., Wilmington and Newark, Del., Rising Sun, Bel Air, Baltimore, and Laurel, Md. before reaching DC on Nov. 23.
The group stopped in Elizabeth on Nov. 9.
According to the group’s website, the purpose of their quest to DC is to protest the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. If the group stays on target, they will arrive in DC the same day as a meeting of the Congressional Super Committee about the cuts, according to the website.
Around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, about 22 people were currently marching, with an anticipated arrival in New Brunswick around 6 p.m., according to a group spokesman. They have not yet decided as to where they will spend the night, he said.
In their original plans they claimed they’d be camping out, but typically that was nonsense.
The 24 demonstrators set off from their Zuccotti Park camp on Wednesday afternoon for the two-week walk to Washington, and were soon forced to reroute by New Jersey cops.
“We were trying to go over a bridge near Newark but cops wouldn’t let us cross it,” said Michael Glazer, one of the founders of the “Occupy the Highway” movement.
“They said it was too close to rush hour.
“We had to take a detour and … it delayed us three hours.”
Despite the delay, the group still arrived at their first scheduled stop in Elizabeth, N.J., Wednesday night, where they slept at the home of a fellow Occupy Wall Street supporter.