WASHINGTON (WUSA) — The Occupy protestors are back and their goal Monday is to make traffic a mess along K Street. The last thing the tight streets of DC needs is another reason for backlog…but this may be the exception!
Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy movement coming to Washington, D.C. Occupy DC protesters have planned two demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary — Shut Down K Street and Storm K Street. The first one will leave from Farragut Square at 7a.m. They’ll target the usual suspects: banks, businesses, and government agencies all along K Street corridor, including Goldman Sachs, Freddie Mac, The IMF, American Bankers Association and The U.S. Department of Justice.
Now, you can expect to see them back for what they’re calling a “Week of Resistance” starting with the protests on K Street Monday morning. Occupy K Street retweeted a picture from Occupy Eye that states: “The finishing touches are being put on the #OccupyDC 1-Year Anniversary. Join us tomorrow, 7am ET, when it kicks off.” Their plan on Monday targets major traffic arteries such as Washington Circle, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and Mount Vernon Square so you may want to take a different route if you usually commute in through any of those locations.
The Occupy movement is an international protest movement against social and economic inequality, its primary goal being to make the economic structure and power relations in society more fair. Different local groups have different foci, but among the prime concerns is the claim that large corporations and the global financial system control the world in a way that disproportionately benefits a minority, undermines democracy and is unstable.