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‘Occupy Congress’ Protesters Arrested Outside U.S. Capitol

January 19, 2012

(Updates second paragraph with three more arrests.)

Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Police arrested four protesters after a few hundred people gathered outside the U.S. Capitol building for an “Occupy Congress” demonstration today.

One man was arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer and three were being processed on charges of crossing a police line, said U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kim Schneider.

The demonstration was timed to coincide with the House’s return to Washington today from its holiday recess. The Senate reconvenes next week.

Protesters, affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, carried signs with such slogans as “Don’t Give Up This Ship” and “Face It, Liberals, the Dems Sold Us Out.”

--Editors: Laurie Asseo, Steven Komarow

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jodi Schneider at

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