Pantsless Progressive

Washington DC. December 7. Hundreds of protesters occupied DC’s lobbying-centric K Street Wednesday for Day of Action: Occupiers Unite. 50-70 demonstrators were arrested during the “occupation block party” as the gathering disrupted K Street traffic for several hours.

Read more at the Washington Post.

One of my roommates works on K Street and briefly left work to view the protest. She told me this evening she was afraid to leave work for too long because she didn’t want upper management to see her.

After watching the demonstration for about 10 minutes, she heard her phone go off. Her COO sent her a text message:

I just want to confirm you are out getting lunch.

A significant number of people at her company were recently laid off; she told me she had that in mind when she immediately left and went back to work. I have a feeling that element of fear is not unique to my roommate… and it is overwhelmingly disheartening nonetheless.

[Photos: Jay Westcott/POLITICO and John Cetrino/Reuters]

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