Members of Occupy DC and their supporters have held a protest march in the streets of the US capital to kick off a Week of Resistance marking the first anniversary of the anti-corporatism movement in Washington DC.
On Monday, two demonstrations – entitled Shut Down K Street and Storm K Street — were held in downtown Washington D.C. to condemn the undue influence of corporate money in politics, the Washington Post reported.
Numerous think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups have offices on K Street.
The protesters also disrupted the morning commute in the area to express their outrage over corporate greed.
Monday’s actions are meant to be the beginning of a week-long series of demonstrations that will target banks, businesses, and government agencies all along the K Street corridor.
Exactly one year ago, Occupy DC protesters began camping out in McPherson Square in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. They lived there in tents for about four months before being forcefully removed by the police.
The Occupy Wall Street movement emerged after a group of demonstrators gathered in New York’s financial district on September 17, 2011 to protest against the excessive influence of big corporations on US policies as well as corruption and the unjust distribution of wealth.