Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
General News

Occupy D.C. Shuts Down K Street: Showing Corporate Lobbyist they can't hide from people power

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Cory Clark       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

Author 81504
Become a Fan
  (3 fans)
- Advertisement -

Black Blockade
(Image by Cory V. Clark)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

Black Blockade by Cory V. Clark

Washington D.C. October 1, 2012

The crowd began to gather at McPherson Square at 6:30 A.M. while others still ran back to the Peace House to drop off their belongings, many of them having just arrived in town from New York and other places along the East Coast.

bright and early by Cory V. Clark

- Advertisement -

The march didn't step off until nearly 8 o'clock despite it being scheduled to leave at 7 o'clock; however, when it did leave, it was done with vigor.

Taking the streets right from the gate, without fear of police violence or arrest.

Whose Streets No Streets by Cory V Clark

- Advertisement -

We're starting early with the shock and awe before the bourgeoisie can get their Starbucks.We're starting early with the shock and awe before the bourgeoisie can get their Starbucks. "We're starting early with the shock and awe before the bourgeoisie can get their Starbucks," said a representative of the Anarchist Alliance.  

Protesters led the police up and down several streets in a game of preplanned cat and mouse.

Catch us if you can by Cory V. Clark

Running down various side streets to get ahead of police and to ensure that building Security didn't get a chance to lock or bar their buildings doors before the protester had their fun.

This gave them the opportunity to enter several of their target buildings with little effort.
Whose lobby, the people's lobby by Cory V. Clark

  "This march reinforced the idea for people that the governments and corporations should fear the people, not the other way around, we can come in your house whenever we want and there's nothing you can do about it, that we don't want you to do, you can't stop the power and will of the people," said Rusty Shackleford, a 25 year old Auto Mechanic.

- Advertisement -

F*@# Monsanto by Cory V. Clark

Protesters entered a number of buildings crowding into their lobbies, not to commit violence but to have their signs displayed and disrupt business as usual.

Employees of several lobby firms had to wait patiently until protesters clear themselves from in front of the building, or building security unlocked the doors and allowed them to enter.

  "Civil Disobedience is necessary when the United States constitution is ignored, said Carl McClinton of the Progressive Black Caucus. " As long as we're not damaging property or harming individuals we should be allowed to protest anywhere we feel it necessary for our voices to be heard that's what our soldiers risked their lives for."

Next Page  1  |  2


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

Cory Clark is a freelance photojournalist and writer focused on civil and human rights issues, social justice and politics. He is a regular contributor with Getty Images, AP and AFP. His work has appeared in, The Guardian, Fortune (more...)

Cory Clark Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

NYPD Sergeant illegally confiscates OWS info fliers, Donations, then gropes protesters breast

Discrimination, Harassment, Criminalization, and Abuse: The Daily Horror of Homelessness

SBA Failure to Reign in Predatory Lending Could Lead to Second Banking Crisis

Occupy the Department of Veterans Affairs battles it out with, V.A. and Sandy, vets win

Housing First Vs. Political and Social Weakness

Pepsi or Coke, Another free pass for Obama and Corporate Fascism