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Occupy Wall Street: Who are targets of 'millionaires march'?

Occupy Wall Street protesters Tuesday marched on the residences of some of the power brokers who they say are responsible, at least in part, for the nation's economic ills.

Members of the Occupy Wall St movement hold signs aloft while demonstrating during a march through the upper east side of New York Tuesday. The Occupy Wall Street movement took protests to the New York homes of super-wealthy executives as rallies against economic inequality were planned this week for over 50 U.S. college campuses and in several cities around the world.

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The Occupy Wall Street movement got personal Tuesday as protesters marched on the residences of some of the richest and most powerful residents of New York City.

Banker Jamie Dimon. Billionaire political donor David Koch. Fox News magnate Rupert Murdoch.

Those were some of people targeted in a so-called "millionaires march." The Occupy Wall Street supporters have pitched their three-week-old protest as movement by "the 99 percent." This march puts a face on the "1 percent" whose powerful influence over government and financial institutions, they say, is responsible, at least in part, for the nation's economic ills.

Where protesters in the 1960s had "the Man" to fight against, the "1 percent" may be today's equivalent code word for an establishment elite -- and those who enable or profit from it.

Hundreds of the 99-percenters marched along New York sidewalks Tuesday, pacing two-by-two because they didn't have a permit and were trying not to disrupt ordinary traffic.

Here's a look some of the people they rallied against:

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