Protesters Storm D.C. Council Breakfast

By Patrick Madden WAMU 88.5
|  Wednesday, May 26, 2010  |  Updated 3:45 PM EDT
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Protesters Storm D.C. Council Breakfast

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Activists stormed a D.C. Council breakfast this morning, calling on members to spare cuts to the city's social safety net services.

The protest happened about an hour before the council was set to take up next year's budget.

The activists are members of a coalition called Save Our Safety Net and they're asking the council to pass a tax on D.C.'s wealthiest residents.

The activists left after about 10 minutes. The council members largely did not engage the group, sticking to their catered breakfast of waffles, eggs and fresh fruit.

It's not clear if the council today will take up the so-called Millionaire's Tax, which would create a new tax bracket for the city's wealthiest residents.

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