“Currently in progress, and getting cold treatment from the office rep blocking us from getting inside,” Occupy Worcester wrote on its Facebook page, underneath a photo of protesters lying down on the headquarters’ front steps and pretending to be dead. “Equal opportunity protesting, both major parties do not represent us.”
A similar die-in was held at the Iowa caucuses last week to protest the National Defense Authorization Act, a federal law enacted every year to specify the budget and expenditures of the Department of Defense. Protesters said they were worried that the law could allow Americans accused of terrorism to be held indefinitely without trial.
Watch the video of that die-in:
Last month, Egyptians and Occupy Wall Street protesters played dead outside the Combined Systems Inc., believed to be the manufacturer of the tear gas used by Egyptian security forces in Tahrir Square:
Die-ins, a protest in which people lie down on the ground and pretend to be dead, sometimes using props like fake blood to enhance their message, were popularized during the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.