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Occupy DC spills in to street near Washington Convention Center

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Protesters from Occupy DC march past the Washington Convention Center during a demonstration against the billionaire conservative donor Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity, on Nov. 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans for Prosperity, founded by the Koch brothers, a conservative political advocacy group opposing government regulation, is holding its fifth annual meeting at the Convention Center.

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Protesters from Occupy DC march scuffle with police in front of the entrance of the Washington Convention Center on Nov. 4, 2011 in Washington, DC.


Updates from AP:

District of Columbia police say a car drove through a crowd near an Occupy DC protest and struck at least two people. Hundreds of protesters affiliated with Occupy DC shut down streets Friday near the city's convention center in downtown Washington.

Police say only one person went to the hospital, with injuries that were non-life-threatening. They said the victims were both conscious.


WRC-TV reports:

Demonstrators protesting the Defending the American Dream summit at the Washington Convention Center spilled into the streets Friday night.

Occupy DC marched from McPherson Square to the convention center Friday evening.

The summit intends to send a message to Congress and President Barack Obama opposing growing federal government intrusion and debt. Confirmed speakers at the summit included radio host Mark Levin, Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain and Mitt Romney, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano was scheduled to speak at Friday night’s Tribute to Ronald Reagan dinner.

Occupy DC contends those gathering at the summit have too much influence in politics.