Occupy Arrests Hit Capitol
6 arrested inside the Hart Senate Office Building
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2011 12:44 PM CDT
Anti-war demonstrators hang a banner during protest in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – Toting banners that read "Cure Electile Dysfunction," more than 100 protesters entered the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building in the Capitol around 11:30am today—and six got arrested for their troubles. Politico reports that the group was a noisy one, whose shouting members pledged to impede work on the Hill until senators came out and listened to them. Instead, Senate staffers were told by Capitol police to steer clear of the atrium, where protesters were reportedly yelling on the ground floor and from the balconies.

“We want senators to get the message,” said one protester. “They’re not interested [in talking to protesters]. They’re beholden to corporations because they have the money." Politico reports that Occupy DC protesters were joined by members of Code Pink and antiwar group Stop the Machine. The six arrested were charged with unlawful conduct. (Some 100 protesters were arrested in Boston early today ... because cops were worried about shrubbery being harmed.)
 

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