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No 'escort' for bank protesters, cops say

A tempest developed in the conservative blogosphere over the weekend, with the D.C. police at the center of the storm.

The controversy surrounds a May 16 protest organized by liberal group National People's Action and the Service Employees International Union. Hundreds of protesters targeted two homes in Chevy Chase, Md. -- one belonging to a Bank of America attorney, the other to a J.P. Morgan Chase lobbyist -- for raucous rallies decrying Wall Street's efforts to influence bank-reform legislation.

The protests had already garnered much attention from conservative activists upset that liberal activists would target bank employees at their homes. Then Big Journalism, a Web site started by digital media mogul Andrew Breitbart, published an item on Friday claiming that D.C. police officers had "escorted" the protesters to the residences.

Read the rest of this item, by Mike DeBonis, on the Post's D.C. Wire blog.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 25, 2010; 4:12 PM ET
Categories:  Montgomery , The District  
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