Chants of “Whose streets? Our Streets!” and “We are the 99 percent!” reverberated off buildings and bricks along M Street this afternoon as Occupy D.C. protesters made their way to and across the Key Bridge. The crowd was greeted by multiple cop cars, motorcycles and mounted police as well as officers on foot. The police presence was there mainly for crowd control as the protesters were, except for the noise, peaceful as they made their way across the bridge at 4 p.m.
People who didn’t bring their own signs and T-shirts were handed them, petitions for job creation were passed around and people came out of stores and homes to watch while camera crews recorded the event from the streets and from rooftops. The number of media personnel at the march equaled, in some places, the number of protesters.
To follow the movement of the Occupy DC protests, go to Occupydc.org.