Tag Archives | Capitol

Occupy activists target lobbyists

7 December 2011 Last updated at 23:38 GMT A wooden barn was taken down by police over the weekend at Washington’s Occupy encampment Dozens of protesters have been arrested by police in the US capital, Washington DC, during a march to protest against the influence of money in politics. A total of 62 people were […]

‘Take Back the Capitol’ protesters in D.C.

Washington (CNN) — Dozens of protesters staged sit-ins in front of lawmakers’ offices Tuesday and several hundred more camped out on the National Mall as part of a new movement calling itself “Take Back the Capitol.” U.S. Capitol Police said one person was arrested for unlawful entry at the office of Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri. […]

Tenn. protesters defy curfew a 3rd time

October 31, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Tenn. protesters defy curfew a 3rd time 30 Oct 2011 Occupy Wall Street protesters chanted slogans, danced to stay warm and defiantly protested into the early hours Sunday near Tennessee’s Capitol building, squaring off for the third consecutive night against state authorities. “Whose plaza? Our plaza!” about 50 demonstrators […]

Police arrest Occupy protesters in Denver

Police in riot gear fired pepper balls and mace into a crowd of economic protesters in Denver on Saturday and arrested 20 after some people entered the grounds of the State Capitol, police said. Denver Police Spokesman Lieutenant Matt Murray said about 2,000 demonstrators from Occupy Wall Street protests against economic inequality marched peacefully through […]

Occupy Wall Street: Arrests in Nashville and San Diego

October 28, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Occupy Wall Street: Arrests in Nashville and San Diego 28 Oct 2011 Protesters in two US cities have been detained after police moved into their camps during the night. In Nashville, a new law was enacted preventing camping overnight near the Tennessee state Capitol. In San Diego, police arrested […]

Denver Police in Riot Gear Move Into Wall Street Protest Area

October 14, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Denver Police in Riot Gear Move Into Wall Street Protest Area 14 Oct 2011 Dozens of police in riot gear pushed Wall Street protesters into retreat outside the state Capitol in Denver on Friday, and the protesters are retreating without resisting. Many of the protesters chanted “Peaceful!” as they […]

The Onion tests satire limits with fake Congress hostage report

The satirical news website, The Onion, has caused a Twitter storm with a fake rolling news report of a hostage situation at the US Capitol. Matt Wells analyses the controversy on Storify

Mass. man faces terrorism charges

September 29, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Mass. man faces terrorism charges –FBI alleges plan to fly explosives into Capitol, Pentagon 29 Sep 2011 (MA) An Ashland man who holds a physics degree from Northeastern University was charged yesterday with an ‘Al Qaeda’-inspired plot to send a remote-controlled aircraft carrying explosives into the Pentagon and the […]

Reflecting Pool repairs on track, though it may not seem clear

Washington (CNN) — As the rappellers on the Washington Monument check for cracks in the structure’s exterior, they won’t be able to see themselves in another Washington landmark: the Reflecting Pool below. It’s currently a giant mud pit. The pool where tourists have been able to see majestic reflections of both the Washington Monument and […]

Massachussetts man charged over plot to attack Pentagon and US Capitol

US authorities on Wednesday arrested and charged a Massachusetts man with plotting to damage or destroy the Pentagon and US Capitol by using remote-controlled aircraft filled with plastic explosives. Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, a US citizen, was also charged with attempting to provide support and resources to the al Qaida group in order to carry out […]