|"Take Back the Capitol"|
|Dec. 7, 2011--Occupy activists from around the country in Washington staged a march on K Street as part of the "Take Back the Capitol" week of actions (Dec. 5-9). After the march reached K Street, activists blocked intersections and there were dozens of arrests. (This was the same day that six of the Republican candidates appeared at the Republican Jewish Coalition forum; Mitt Romney indirectly addressed the Occupy movement in his speech with his remarks on a merit-based versus entitlement based society. Michele Bachmann in her speech in the afternoon referred to "a vocal minority, called Occupy Wall Street, otherwise known as the Obama re-election team."|
from Take Back the Capitol/Our DC:
Thousands will converge on the nation’s capital to show Congress what democracy looks like, shine a light on corporate greed and the human suffering it has caused, and demand justice for the 99%. For four days we’ll hold spirited but peaceful actions, speak-outs, and protests—from the halls of the Capitol to the offices on K Street—as well as spend time together learning and sharing stories, ideas, and inspiration.
A few highlights: