Hundreds March From Baltimore To DC

5:52 PM, May 12, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The 45th anniversary of the "Poor People's Campaign and March" began yesterday in Baltimore and ended today in Freedom Plaza.

"Our feet hurt but it's for justice and freedom and we're really glad we did it."

You can see some people were limping around barefoot with blisters on their feet after they finally made it to Freedom Plaza.

But they say it's worth it if it helps raise awareness about the most pressing issues facing poor people today -- high unemployment, cuts in benefits, and the growing gap between the rich and poor.

Their message had a very similar tone as that of the Occupy Movements. In fact, many of the people here are also with Occupy D.C.

"We decided to hold the march because in 1968 when the march originated, 1 in 7 people lived in poverty in this country and today 1 in 6 people live in poverty." 

The organizers of this march - the Poor Peoples March - say it's that kind of community collaboration that Dr. King inspired when he started this walk 45 years-ago.

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