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Occupy LA group fly to DC to occupy National Mall

December 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Twenty-two activists from the Occupy Los Angeles group took a red-eye flight from LAX to Washington, D.C., to be part of a weeklong protest in the nation's capital called, "Take Back the Capitol."

The demonstrators plan to join some 3,000 unemployed workers and occupy the National Mall beginning Monday.

Organizers say they're joining with other social activist groups to lobby Congress on behalf of the middle class and hope to piggyback on the recent Occupy movement.