Man walks across America protesting Gov. spending - - Jackson, MS

Man walks across America protesting Gov. spending

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - You may notice a young man carrying a flag walking through the metro area for the next few days.

Matthew Perdie is in Jackson during his "Walk Across America."

 Perdie is a New York resident. He began his journey there in June and plans to reach California by May.

The 24-year-old relies on the generosity of those living in the cities he passes through. Perdie says he is walking to bring more awareness to the dangerous spending of the federal government.

"I thought if I walked across the country I could learn a lot about people and culture and then I thought this spending was getting out of control then I thought maybe I could incorporate that somehow into my walk," said Perdie.

Perdie is documenting his journey on camera and compiling a mini-series. His video clips and writings are posted to his website and

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