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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:16 PM
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Take Back the Capitol protests at lawmakers' offices
Source: Washington Post

Washington (CNN) -- Dozens of protesters staged sit-ins in front of lawmakers' offices Tuesday and several hundred more camped out on the National Mall as part of a new movement calling itself Take Back the Capitol.
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Borrowing language from the Occupy movement and drawing demonstrators "from Occupy sites from coast to coast," the movement says its goal is to affect congressional legislation.

"For far too long, Congress has been catering to the 1% instead of representing the 99%," the movement says on its website, 99indc.org. Protesters will push Congress to renew unemployment insurance and will focus on "other important budget and tax measures," the website says.
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About a dozen people were conducting what they called a sit-in outside the office of House Speaker John Boehner. One of them, John Reat from Ohio -- the state Boehner represents -- told CNN, "I've been unemployed for 24 months, and that's why I'm here. And we're not leaving until we talk to the speaker, or they close the building, whichever comes first."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/06/us/dc-capitol-protest/?hp...



Wednesday should be interesting in DC.
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Magoo48 Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:40 AM
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1. Exciting, good on every one of them...
This powerful movement is breaking out on multiple fronts and appears to be gaining strength.
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