Some of the protesters were affiliated with the Occupy DC demonstration that had sprung up at McPherson Square last week as an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, said Cody Steele, 21, an American University senior who participated in the march to the museum.
Steele said the march was planned, however, by a different but like-minded group of protesters — known as the October 2011 group — who have been camped out in Freedom Plaza since Oct. 6.
“It’s a shifting movement,” said Steele, who has spent time with both protest groups this past week. “They are separate, but it’s a common set of goals.”
The two groups’ grievances span a range of issues, including corporate power, environmental destruction and American militarism. On Saturday, they were demonstrating at the museum against the U.S. military’s use of drones in overseas wars, witnesses said.
An exhibit of military unmanned aerial vehicles is currently on view at the museum.
I hear next week they're going to occupy the Library of Congress because it contains several books lauding and describing military actions.
Look, I can get being angry at US military actions, but maybe instead of attacking museums you go and protest, oh-I-don't-know, the Commander in Chief.
Because nothing says I'm a serious, intelligent person with ideas like merit than violently trying to storm a national museum.
Well, almost nothing.
Hey, at least they're not being called Racist by the Mass Media.