and Virginia state police will have extra troopers on duty around
the Washington, DC, metropolitan area Sept. 27, some major streets
will be closed. Washington, DC, Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey
is advising drivers to stay off DC streets and disruptions are
expected on the Capital Beltway during the weekend, the Washington
Up to 20,000 demonstrators are expected to protest capitalism
and cluster around businesses near the World Bank and the International
Monetary Fund in the northwest section of the city.
is expected into the weekend as The World Bank and IMF hold annual
meetings at the institutions' Foggy Bottom headquarters in the
Georgetown section of the city.
are planned, some more disruptive than others. Authorities expect
the most trouble Friday, when organizers will encourage activists
to block downtown intersections, slow traffic on the Capital Beltway
and hold protests at specific government and corporate offices.
advising businesses around the IMF and World Bank buildings to
reschedule deliveries and remove garbage cans. They also say construction
sites should be secured and people working nearby should carry