While Occupy Wall Street in New York (and in many other cities) have been facing trouble with the police the Occupy DC movement has been left in relative peace. Last night, to show solidarity with their siblings up north, its protesters took to the streets and decided to briefly occupy a building owned by Brookfield Properties, which owns Zuccotti Park here.
Here's how DCist described their short occupation:
After making their way to 9th Street NW with eight police cars escorting them through rush hour traffic, close to half of the 200-plus protesters worked their way into a building owned by Brookfield Properties, the owner of New York's Zuccotti Park, from which Occupy Wall Street protesters were forcefully evicted yesterday.
After a 10-minute demonstration in the building's lobby, the protesters continued on their way, marching through the heart of Chinatown and on to the office of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which has admitted to organizing calls between mayors on how to handle their respective Occupy encampments.
Durring the march protesters were calling out things like "This is what democracy looks like!" and "Occupy D.C., occupy Wall Street, occupy everywhere and never give it back!" After walking about for roughly 90 minutes, they came back where they started to Occupy DC's camp in McPherson Square.