Days of rage

October 11, 2007

The Georgetown neighborhood will be the target of an October 19th march planned by the October Coalition as part of a three-day campaign against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Georgetown was selected as the site of the march because it is “Washington’s seat of power” and “embodies neoliberalism,” according to the October Coalition’s website.

The march is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. at Washington Circle.

“This will be a rowdy march, and the coalition embraces a diversity of tactics. Please plan accordingly,” the October Coalition’s website said.

“Just reading [the website] for what it says, it’s quite frightening,” said Advisory Neighborhood Commission councilmember Ed Solomon.

The Metropolitan Police Department plans to activate the Civil Disturbance Unit during the protest “to make sure they can organize peacefully,” Sergeant Antoine, who covers Georgetown’s Police Service Area, said.

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