An unemployed construction worker who lives in Ballard is one of dozens to be arrested for civil disobedience in the Occupy K Street demonstration in Washington, DC Wednesday, according to Working Washington.
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Isaiah Earhart is one of 50 Working Washington activists in Washington, DC participating in the Take Back Our Capitol Campaign, protesting government lobbyists. “I’m here because there’s too much money in our government and our politics,” Earhart explained to Working Washington. “All the politicians care about is their corporate masters. They’ve forgotten that they work for us.”
The Washington Post reports that 70 people were arrested “during a chaotic and often tense day of protests in downtown Washington as members of the Occupy movement blocked intersections and snarled traffic along K Street for hours.”
“I stood outside in handcuffs in the pouring cold rain for three hours,” Isaiah tells Working Washington. “I couldn’t be more wet if you dumped a barrel of water over my head, but it was worth it.”