Occupy D.C. protesters say they’ll aim to disrupt the Conservative Political Action Conference, an event drawing thousands of conservative activists that kicked off Thursday. According to the group’s Web site, “actions” to protest the event are scheduled for noon and 5 p.m. Friday.
The stated goal: “Create as much non-violent resistance as possible, and make this a conference the attendees will never forget.”
As The Fix’s Rachel Weiner notes, Occupy D.C. protesters have tangled with participants of conservative-organized events before: Hundreds protesters blocked streets in November when organizers for Americans for Prosperity were holding a dinner. Protesters were struck by a car that evening, setting the tone for mounting tensions between the group’s McPherson Square encampment crowd and police.