Posted 11:42 a.m. Sept. 27
U-WIRE (WASHINGTON)–Over 500 political activists have been arrested this morning in Washington, D.C. as they attempted to stop traffic and caused slight property damage outside of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund headquarters in downtown D.C.
Those arrested this morning will spend the weekend in the D.C. city jail—awaiting arraignment on Monday morning.
Despite a few minor incidents of violence, D.C. Metro Police Chief Charles Ramsey claimed that the situation was under control and defended his officers against some allegations of abuse to those arrested.
“There’s none of that going on here, we don’t really do that sort of thing,” Ramsey said, continuing on to offer the phone number of the Metro police complaint department to any arrested person who wanted it.
The arrests are the first in a weekend of scheduled protests against the World Bank and IMF.
U-WIRE will have up to the minute coverage of the protests throughout the weekend.
-Patrick W. Higgins