Occupy DC protests presidential dinner at Capital Hilton
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Occupy DC organizer says they have hundreds of protesters lined up outside a prestigious Washington hotel where President Barack Obama, other political leaders and business moguls are meeting tonight.
The activist group says its members will try to get inside as uninvited guests of the annual Alfalfa Club dinner.
Occupy DC organizer Alli McCracken says they hope to convey their message to the nation's elite that "this is class war," accusing the wealthiest 1 percent of "hoarding" their riches instead of helping lower income workers.
Police have blocked off several streets around the hotel, and are keeping the protesters behind barricades.