'Occupy' protesters sit in at US congressional offices

By REUTERS
December 7, 2011 02:12

 
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WASHINGTON - Protesters brought their campaign against economic inequality in the United States to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, and police arrested one protester at the office of a member of the House of Representatives.

Anti-Wall Street Occupy DC protesters joined demonstrators from other groups and sat in or outside several Senate and House offices.

"We've been monitoring activity all over the Hill," a Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

The offices of US House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, both Republicans, were among the targets.

Police arrested one protester at the office of Republican Representative Vicky Hartzler for unlawful entry, the spokeswoman said. Hartzler was elected from Missouri last year with the support of the conservative Tea Party movement.

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