I received a heads-up on the so-called “October Rebellion” a few days ago, and it looks like the anarchists in D.C. made good on their threats. Tonight, they rampaged in Georgetown in the name of protesting the World Bank/IMF, which are holding annual meetings in Washington. Guess the rabble-rousers miss the glory days of those riotous WTO protests several years ago.
The Georgetown Voice reports:
The October Rebellion, an umbrella group of protest groups, launched an unscheduled march through Georgetown Friday night. The march started at Washington Circle and ended when police cordoned off protests and released them in small groups. According to police, a young woman was hit in the face in front of Wisconsin’s Abercrombie and Fitch and was taken to the hospital.
According to the Voice, two of the thugs knocked a police officer off his bike. WJLA says the woman was hit with a brick:
More than 100 protesters were gathered at Washington Circle where they marched through Georgetown to send a message to what they call “a seat of excessive wealth and privilege.” Two protesters were arrested and one woman in the area was injured after getting hit in the head with a brick.Hundreds of protesters were moving through the area, accompanied by an even greater number of police officers. They were being escorted by motorcycle patrols with officers on bicycles, in cars and even in armored vehicles nearby.Several stores in Georgetown boarded up their windows in anticipation of possible vandalism by protesters in town for the meetings.
If just one city targeted by these criminal punks would crack down hard instead of slapping them on the collective wrist, the property damage and assaults would stop.