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‘Occupy’ group takes ‘golden calf’ to Congress

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, December 15, 2011 18:13 EDT
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WASHINGTON — About 20 “Occupy DC” protesters took their anti-corporate demonstration to the corridors of the US Congress, toting a “golden calf” made from papier-mache to symbolize lawmakers’ subservience to moneyed interests.

The protest, said the group’s leader Jeremy John, aimed to call attention to the “the worship of money,” by the US legislature.

“Our political process worships money instead of serving the people,” he said.

John called on congress members “to cease worshiping the false idols of profits over and above the people” and to “withdraw the influence of big money from politics.”

The DC group is but one of dozens of “Occupy” groups that have sprung up across the United States to protest corporate excess and economic inequality, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City last September.

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