District of Columbia protective services police on Saturday arrested 11 protesters and charged them with unlawful entry after officers cleared a city-owned building in downtown Washington that had been occupied by a group inspired by Occupy D.C.
Supporters of the protesters cheered as officers led demonstrators outside in handcuffs and into two police vans.The group Free Franklin began occupying the four-story Franklin School on Saturday, protesting the lack of housing for homeless people. The historic building served as a homeless shelter until 2008....
Protester Ray Valentine of Washington said she felt that the protest had been effective in reopening the conversation about the former homeless shelter because she said the city wants to privatize a public building.... (emphasis added)Read the whole article at The Huffington Post
Occupy DC Arrests: Protesters Occupying Vacant Franklin School Building
by Brett Zongker
Now we are getting down to the nitty gritty. Protestors are demonstrating specific demands through action. Actions speak louder than words.