US: Protesters Occupy the Federal Reserve in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

(zerohedge.com) Martin Luther King, Jr. organized an “Occupy DC” protest shortly before his assassination to bring attention to economic inequality.

Today, protesters honored Dr. King’s vision by staging occupy protests at Federal Reserve banks all over the country. For background on today’s protests, see this, this, this, this and this.

AP notes:

The “Occupy the Dream” coalition is calling for a National Day of Action to mark Martin Luther King Day today.

Leaders are calling for demonstrations outside all 13 Federal Reserve Banks across the country.

Two members of the coalition’s national steering committee, Benjamin Chavis Jr., and the Reverend Jamal Bryant, say the effort will be led by prominent members of the African American clergy, Occupy Wall Street participants, students and others concerned about income inequality and economic justice in America.

Bryant says Occupy Wall Street has snatched the torch of Dr. King and reignited in America the flame that was seen in Tunisia and Egypt — to spotlight poverty as a critical issue.

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http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/protesters-occupy-federal-reserve-honor-martin-luther-king-jr

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