07 Dec '11, 2am

Hundreds 'occupy' US Congressional offices

Hundreds 'occupy' US Congressional offices

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of people from across America demonstrated in Washington Tuesday for jobs and stronger social security by converging on the offices of US lawmakers in Congress. The action, by activists from unions and other organizations, was dubbed Take Back the Capitol and passed off peacefully. Small groups of protesters, who came from as far away as Florida, Kansas and Wisconsin, entered office buildings around the domed Capitol building, saying they wanted to see their elected representatives. "You were elected to represent us, do your job!" they yelled. John Reat, a 62-year-old unemployed information technology manager, said he came from Ohio to put his demands directly to John Boehner, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives. Reat said he wanted to see Congress "pass the jobs bill, to increase the taxes on the one per cent corporations or individual...

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