Tuesday (Nov. 8) musicians David Crosby and Graham Nash were on hand to play for the Occupy Wall Streeters – and an Occupy march was announced.
Crosby and Nash played a 20-minute acoustic set at Zuccotti Park, giving it the feel of Woodstock, according to those present.
Tyler Westcott, a college student, tells the AP, “These relics of Woodstock came and supported our movement. It’s wild, how things line up. What you have here is the New Left from the Vietnam era — and the new left here now.”
We’re not sure you should call them “relics,” Tyler,” but we get what you’re saying. Video below of part of their set.
A small group of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators have also said that starting Wednesday (Nov. 9), they will march from New York City to Washington D.C., hoping to arrive by Nov. 23, which is the deadline for the congressional committee to decide whether to keep President Obama’s extension of President Bush’s tax cuts.
The march will be roughly 240 miles and will feature about a dozen protestors, but they hope to pick up other protestors along the way. Organizer Kelley Brannon compared the efforts to the marches led by Martin Luther King Jr. for civil rights.
“I’m not comparing us to Martin Luther King,” says Brannon, “But that’s the premise Occupy is taking to the road: the historic relevance of such long-distance marches for social causes.”