Occupy DC Marks One Year Anniversary with Series of Protests

 Posted on 02 October 2012  October2011.0rg

By Carl Pierre
InTheCapitol, May 2, 2012
Today marks the one year anniversary of one of the more unforgettable and infamous protests that have swept the city of Washington, D.C.: the Occupy D.C. movement. Just a year ago, the first rallies and tents that eventually spurned on an entire miniature city of 99 percenters took place today in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. The movement, and resulting ‘tent cities’, lasted for months before National Park Services and the D.C. City Council mandated the tents be taken down due to growing health concerns of the camps. Even though their physical presence may be gone, the protesters of the Occupy DC movement have made it a point that they have not forgotten their cause. To commemorate their one year anniversary, they have organized a mass march down K Street Monday morning to directly protest major lobbying groups and corporations, right at their door step.

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Photo: ‎Doing a mic check outside of the Cassidy & Associates building during the Occupy DC one year anniversary today.The company is constantly ranked as one of the top "government relations firms", and works to entrench generations with the fascism of corporate-government partnerships, disenfranchising constituents and lowering the standard of living for the working class.‎
Mic check outside of the Cassidy & Associates building during the Occupy DC one year anniversary.The company is constantly ranked as one of the top “government relations firms.”

Photo: ‎Looking out through the doors of the Cargill building today. A small group of us made it through the doors, but cops blocked the rest of the protestors from coming inside. Right after I took this photo, they shoved us back outside. Cargill is Monsanto's sidekick.‎

Jenna Pope: Looking through the door of Cargill. A small group of us made it through the doors, but cops blocked the rest of the protesters from coming inside. Right after I took this photo, they shoved us back outside. Cargill is Monsanto’s sidekick.

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