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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 02/10/2012

CPAC 2012 the newest target for Occupy D.C.

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.

Buttons reading “Repeal Obamacare” are displayed at the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst - Reuters)
The stated goal: “Create as much non-violent resistance as possible, and make this a conference the attendees will never forget.”

#OccupyDC's next adventures: CPAC and mini-occupations! CPAC coverage starts at noon on @Occupied_Air. #stillhere #occupydcFri Feb 10 14:22:41 via Twitter for iPhone

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.

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