Occupy Congress crowds gather

Occupy Congress results in six arrests so far

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
Occupy Congress flier
Image Source: pfarnac1 via Flickr
Occupy Congress flier

The Occupy protestors have organized outside Congress and the demonsration is unfolding live on Twitter and Ustream.

The Washington Post reports that at least six Occupy Congress protesters have been arrested. One protester tried to jump a police barricade. Occupiers are planning protests inside House office buildings, including Cannon, Longworth and Rayburn, this afternoon. A full Occupy Congress rally is expected to take place at 6 p.m. Among other things, the Occupy protesters were heard chanting, "Who do you serve? Who are you protecting?"

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is providing food and warm clothes to protesters.

Twitter users can follow the action with the hastag #occupycongress. The Occupy Congress demonstration is also being streamed on Ustream.

Read updates about Occupy Congress here.

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