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      Occupy Wall Street demonstrators honor Martin Luther King Jr.

      Martian Luther King, Jr.

      Occupy demonstrators joined artists, celebrities and others in New York City to honor the memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

      About 400 demonstrators singing "We Shall Overcome" marched in a candlelight vigil Sunday night to Riverside Church in Manhattan for an hours-long program featuring musical performances and quick speeches.

      Patti Smith read a poem and rapper-turned CEO Russell Simons denounced the influence of large corporations and lobbyists. Yoko Ono was not in attendance but had a written statement read aloud.

      Earlier in midtown Manhattan, members of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union scheduled a candlelight tribute of their own in King's honor.