The Occupy Wall Street protests have quickly spread to all major cities around the country. Yesterday, protesters in DC took The National Air and Space Museum by storm. Check out the AP report,
WASHINGTON — The National Air and Space Museum in Washington is expected to re-open today after being closed Saturday because of an anti-war demonstration.
Protesters swarmed the building to protest a drone exhibit and security guards used pepper spray to repel them, sickening a number of protesters.
Smithsonian spokesman John Gibbons says 100 to 200 demonstrators tried to enter the museum.
He says when a security guard stopped them, saying they couldn’t bring in signs, he was apparently held by demonstrators.
Gibbons says a second guard used pepper spray on at least one person and the crowd dispersed.
Medics treated or evaluated a dozen people at the scene but no one was seriously hurt.
A number of those who showed up at the museum were members of the October 2011 Stop the Machine demonstration in Washington, which has an anti-war and anti-corporate greed message.
Others were part of Occupy D.C. — a group modeled on the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.