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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Occupy Congress: Protesters gathering outside Capitol (live updates)

The rain isn’t delaying the events of a long-planned protest, Occupy Congress, by members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Their numbers aren’t as large as they initially indicated, but protesters involved with Occupy Congress are gathering outside the Capitol, waving signs and chanting against a barrier of police.

Update 6:23 p.m., from the Federal Eye blog: A panel of the House committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to hold a hearing next week to probe public health and public safety concerns at the McPherson Square encampment of the Occupy D.C. movement.

Follow The Post’s Robert Samuels from Occupy Congress’s evening rally below or check out our live Twitter feed after the jump:

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Update 3:06 p.m.: U.S. Capitol Police are now reporting only four arrests from today’s protests. One was charged with assaulting a police officer, the other three for crossing a police line.

Update 1:20 p.m.:At least six protesters have been arrested, one while trying to jump a police barricade, during Tuesday morning’s Occupy Congress protest, according to The Post’s Annie Gowen. Occupiers are planning protests inside House office buildings, including Cannon, Longworth and Rayburn, this afternoon.

A full rally is expected Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Update 11:50 a.m.:

Only one confirmed arrest so far, legal team says, we are checking on Supreme Court arrests #occupydc #occupycongress #J17Tue Jan 17 16:40:55 via Twitter for BlackBerry®

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