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Occupy DC shuts down K st for hours, 62 arrests, one hospitalized

On the 7th of December, Occupy DC and union protesters under the name of "Our DC" both swarmed onto downtown K st, with Occupy DC setting barricades at 15th st, Vermont Ave, and 14th st. K st was shut down for over three hours, and a total of 62 people were arrested, some of them roughly. Meanwhile, there was a report that one occupier had to be take to GW hospital for treatment after a police horse stepped on her foot.

One Twitter report counted 126 cops cars just on K st. Another, earlier report estimated the number of protesters as "no less than 600." A Faux News report in the evening reported "thousands" including the union activists as well as Occupy DC.

The day begin with a morning march in drenching rains to the lobbyists for General Electric and a Wells Fargo bank, demanding that both GE and Wells Fargo pay back the bailout money they got from the taxpayers. I missed the early

Added: Dec-7-2011 Occurred On: Dec-7-2011
By: dcdirectactionnews
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Tags: Occupy DC, unions
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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