Wednesday Dec 07, 201101:27 AM GMT
Activists storm offices of US Congress
Wed Dec 7, 2011 1:30AM
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Protesters fill the hallway outside of the offices of US Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 6, 2011.
Activists of the Take Back the Capitol movement have occupied a number of offices of members of the US Congress.


Hundreds of protesters, who came from Chicago, Boston, Saint Louis, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin, and other places, entered office buildings around the Capitol building on Tuesday and demanded that their elected representatives meet with them, AFP reported.

"You were elected to represent us, do your job!" they shouted.

A 62-year-old unemployed information technology manager said he came from Ohio to confront Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Ohioan added that he wanted to see Congress "pass the jobs bill, to increase the taxes on the one percent corporations or individuals."

On Monday night, a political action group in Washington known as “Our DC” launched several days of demonstrations at the National Mall, in the heart of the US capital.

Along with other partner organizations, the group is hosting thousands of people from all over the country in an action called Take Back the Capitol.

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