Republished with permission from Occupy.com
Do you plan on disrupting the hearing?” he asked. The long hallway outside Dirksen Senate Building Room 215 was filling up. What started as just a few people at five past 8 a.m. had now turned into something closer to 40 or 50 by 9:30.
The officer had asked me to step out of line so he could specifically ask me that question. “I just plan on taking pictures,” I said, motioning towards the camera hanging around my neck.
“Does anyone in that group plan on disrupting?” he asked, pointing at the others at the front of the line.
“I don’t know. You’d have to ask them.”
He didn’t ask. And they did disrupt.
As Cassidy Regan reported: “Activists with signs and banners chanting ‘No TPP!’ and ‘No Fast Track!’ were escorted from the Senate Finance Committee hearing room shortly after the U.S. Trade Representative took the microphone.”
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