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Occupy DC Demonstrates at Wells Fargo in Logan Circle

Occupy DC, Logan Circle, Wells Fargo Bank, P Street NW

Members of Occupy DC demonstrated Saturday morning in front of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1447 P Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

More photos from today’s demonstration are on Borderstan’s Facebook Page.

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

On Saturday morning a group of some 50 people from Occupy DC demonstrated in front of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1447 P Street NW. The group chanting and invited passersby to be a part of the movement. One person from the Occupy DC group went inside the Wells Fargo office on 1447 P Street NW and spoke to the manager in charge. DC Police were guarding the bank while the group was outside. The demonstration lasted some 45 minutes.

Borderstan has a reader poll asking, “Will You Join the Occupy DC Protests?” The poll is still open—be sure to vote. At this point, the results show about an even split among readers.

“Occupy DC” is a local version of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. DC protesters have been in two places — McPherson Square (just south of our neighborhood) and Freedom Plaza. The general goals of the rolling protests are changes to the U.S. financial and economic system.

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Reader Poll: Will You Join the “Occupy DC” Protests?

Occupy DC, Luis Gomez Photos, McPherson Square

One of the signs at McPherson Square. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Unless you’ve tuned out all forms of communication you now know about the “Occupy Wall Street” protests and their various offshoots across the country. There are now hundreds of similar rolling protests in cities across the country. Their general theme is reform of the financial sector and help for the struggling U.S. economy. “We are the 99%” is the rallying cry — a reference to wealthiest 1% of Americans whom the protesters believe should pay more in taxes.

The local version is called “Occupy DC” and protesters are in two places — McPherson Square (just south of our neighborhood) and Freedom Plaza.

So, how do you feel about the protests here in DC? Will you join them?

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