IMF protests begin in D.C.
Opponents of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are protesting in the nation's capital.
About 20 activists gathered early Friday afternoon ahead of IMF and World Bank meetings this weekend in Washington. They say the international institutions favor banks and corporations and drive struggling economies into debt and poverty.
Protesters began a 5K-run in Meridian Hill Park through northwest D.C. and plan to end at a park across from the IMF and World Bank buildings. About 20 people on foot and bicycles — and one person on a skateboard — are traveling down 16th Street with a police escort, carrying a banner that reads “A Run on the Bank.”
D.C. police say several streets around the IMF and World Bank will be closed starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Sunday. There also will be parking restrictions in those areas.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| April 23, 2010; 2:20 PM ET
Categories: DC | Tags: International Monetary Fund, World Bank
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