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Protesters march for millionaire's tax

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 01:55

Oct. 11 - Occupy Wall Street protesters left their Wall Street home base and headed uptown in a ''Millionaire's March'' to push for a millionaire's tax to fund education and job creation. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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It's day number 25 and the Occupy Wall Street protest is taking a road trip. Up until now - most of the protest has been centered on Zuccotti Park in the Downtown New York City area, just blocks away from the New York Stock Exchange and near offices of many Wall Street firms. But protesters are now taking their concerns of growing economic inequality to a more affluent neighborhood in what they are calling the Millionaire's March. The goal of the march is bring the message of the so-called 99 percent to the uber-affluent 1 percent. Marchers are heading to the homes of corporate titans like News Corp's Rupert Murdoch and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, pushing for a millionaire's tax to pay for investments in education and jobs. Windsor Allen has been part of the rally from day one and says the organization is changing for the better. SOUNDBITE: WINDSOR ALLEN, PROTESTER (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Before it wasn't really organized, now it's really organized and it's like a small village here, like a small community - that's a great way to put it. Like a small working community that doesn't rely on the businesses or establishments around us to survive." With the group now together for nearly a month, the organization and the structure of the protests are changing, say protesters, but the message remains the same, says Gio Andallo. SOUNDITE: GIO ANDALLO, PROTESTER (ENGLISH) SAYING: "What we are after here and what the Occupy movement is after is a global shift in thinking." A thinking that continues to catch on in places like Chicago, Washington, D.C.; Boston, and Los Angeles - despite growing criticism from political circles. Conway Gittens, Reuters

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Protesters march for millionaire's tax

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 01:55