Protesters mark anniversary of Occupy DC

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Local,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

Dozens of protesters are marking the one-year anniversary of Occupy DC today with demonstrations along K Street.

About 60 people gathered in Farragut Square around 8 a.m. before setting off to "Storm K Street." The group's "targets" include agriculture giant Monsanto (who Occupiers protested against earlier this year), Goldman Sachs, the World Bank and the Justice Department.

(See photographs from the protest)

"We're here because power is no longer concentrated in the hands of the many because corporations, using lobbyists, are able to intimidate politicians with the carrots and sticks of massive campaign finance," protester Brian Eister said.

As they marched, Occupiers chanted, "Hey hey, ho ho, corporate greed has got to go" and "We got sold out, banks got bailed out."

Police escorted the protesters as they march from site to site.

The group plans to gather in Freedom Plaza later Monday morning before they "Shut Down K Street," targeting groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and insurance giant AIG.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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