Friday, May 24, 2013

Protesters arrested after attempt to storm Justice Department - Washington Post

Protesters arrested after attempt to storm Justice Department - Washington Post


Protesters arrested after attempt to storm Justice Department

By Tim Craig,May 20, 2013
  • Protesters sit in front of a police barricade in front of the U.S. Department of Justice during a rally against big banks and home foreclosures in Washington, D.C., onMonday.
Protesters sit in front of a police barricade in front of the U.S. Department… (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images )
District and federal law enforcement officials arrested 17 people Monday after protesters opposing foreclosures attempted to storm the entrances of the Justice Department.

About 100 protesters with groups called the Home Defenders League and Occupy Our Homes marched on the building about 2 p.m. Some set up tents on the lawn and sidewalk while others ran up to the building’s Constitution Avenue entrance.





According to D.C. police, 17 people were arrested. Ann C. Wilcox, an attorney who represents protesters, said several were tased during the scuffle. A D.C. police spokeswoman said D.C. police were not involved in the tasing. Federal law enforcement officials on the scene declined comment.

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