Protesters to Call for ‘Robin Hood' Tax

Protesters plan march to Treasury Saturday

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On Saturday, protesters are planning to take part in a march on the U.S. Treasury to demand the implementation of a so-called "Robin Hood" tax.

The D.C. march is part of global protests that have been called for Saturday by the Canadian anti-capitalist group Adbusters. The group is asking governments of the Group of 20 (G20) nations to impose a 1 percent tax on financial transactions and currency trades.

The march also marks the 82nd anniversary of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 that marked the beginning of the Great Depression.

Protesters say that money raised by the tax could then be used to increase investment in public services and create more jobs

The protest begins at 2 p.m. at McPherson Square.

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