Eight Arrested Protesting IMF, World Bank

"Anti-Capitalists" Arrested at the Washington Circle Hotel

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010  |  Updated 2:46 PM EDT
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Eight Arrested Protesting IMF, World Bank

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Eight people have been arrested while protesting the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. D.C. police say the protesters were arrested early Saturday morning at the Washington Circle Hotel. One was charged with felony assault of a police officer, one was charged with failure to disburse and six were charged with unlawful entry.

The protesters call themselves "anti-capitalists" and are holding a series of events this weekend to call attention to the IMF and the World Bank's global monetary policies.

Organizer Lacy MacAuley says the protesters entered the hotel just after 1 a.m. and began chanting, "Down with the IMF, down with the World Bank." She says police rounded them up and handcuffed them.

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