Protesters gather on Washington’s K Street

WASHINGTON — Dozens of protesters demonstrating against what they call corporate greed in America have been arrested in the District of Columbia.

The arrests came as demonstrators from across the country converged on K Street, historically homes to America’s lobbying firms.

On Wednesday afternoon, about three dozen protesters lay down in the center of a busy intersection downtown as police issued them warnings to move or face arrest. The protesters were carried into police vans as demonstrators on the sidewalk jeered at the officers.

Protesters marched across K Street in a demonstration that led police to shut down some of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. They include participants in the Occupy D.C. encampment and other groups sympathetic to their message about income inequality.

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