‘Take Back the Capitol’ protesters at National Mall
Washington (CNN) — Several hundred protesters camped out Tuesday on the National Mall, and dozens more from around the country headed to join them for a new movement calling itself “Take Back the Capitol.”
Borrowing language from the Occupy movement and drawing demonstrators “from Occupy sites from coast to coast,” the movement says its goal is to affect congressional legislation.
“For far too long, Congress has been catering to the 1% instead of representing the 99%,” the movement says on its website, 99indc.org. Protesters will push Congress to renew unemployment insurance and will focus on “other important budget and tax measures,” the website says.