Occupy protesters meet outside as Congress returns

A few hundred protesters gathered outside barricades around the Capitol on a cold, rainy Tuesday morning. US Capitol Police say one person has been arrested and charged with assault on a police officer.

By , Associated Press

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    Occupy Congress/DC protesters hold a banner in front of the US Capitol during a rally in Washington, on Jan. 17.
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Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are meeting outside the Capitol for what participants hope will become the largest gathering of Occupy activists from around the country.

A few hundred protesters gathered outside barricades around the Capitol on a cold, rainy Tuesday morning. U.S. Capitol Police say one person has been arrested and charged with assault on a police officer.

Participants say they are decrying the influence of corporate money in politics and want to show the House of Representatives what real democracy looks like. The House reconvenes Tuesday after its winter recess.

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The protest comes as the nation's capital has emerged among the strongest bastions of the Occupymovement, in part because the National Park Service has allowed protesters to maintain their encampments.

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