'Take Back the Capitol' protesters target Gingrich fundraising event
December 7th, 2011
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'Take Back the Capitol' protesters target Gingrich fundraising event

Washington (CNN) - About 25 "Take Back the Capitol" protesters gathered Wednesday night outside the Willard Hotel in DC, prompting hotel staff to lock the entrance to the hotel. Fundraising lobbyists were hosting a dinner for GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in a reception room of the hotel.

The demonstrators called for Gingrich to discuss his jobs plans with the "99% outside" protesting, rather than the "1% who are contributing thousands to his campaign", according to a press release sent to CNN from the protest organization. Gingrich did not meet with protesters.

Earlier in the week, the group organized a sit-in of congressional offices. Wednesday night's protesters were peaceful but loud, and were being monitored by a significant Washington police presence.

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  1. GI Joe

    Gingrich is a racist bigot.

    December 7, 2011 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Gingrich reminds me in words and actions of that man that stood in the doorway to prevent students from going to school a long time ago.

    December 7, 2011 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    Many Republicans are expressing silence protest against Newt Gingrich

    December 7, 2011 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  4. The LONE OKIE

    The Senators and Congressmen have stole all the money, thats why the countrys broke....

    December 7, 2011 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  5. bob

    Lobbyists, huh? Birds of a feather.

    December 7, 2011 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  6. Sorensen

    Fat, disgusting, corrupt, adulterer, embarrassing, pseudo-intellectual, corny, dishonest, married to a geriatric barbie.
    President of anything, let alone the USA? Are they out of their minds?

    December 7, 2011 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  7. Kai

    Can we afford to have another greedy power hungry man strangle the life out of us I think not...take back freedom

    December 7, 2011 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  8. one voice

    Forced out of the speakership from 87 ethics violations and a fine of $300,000, Yes they should get occupied and maybe a good old fashined public flogging would be in order.

    December 7, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. enuff

    Just like the good old days with Bush. Audiences will be screened for pro-Gingrich only. Why won't he meet with the "little guy"? Why just the guys with the cash?

    December 7, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  10. chuck weidemann

    The Nitwits kind of people...lobbyists!! Kinda tells you where the regular folk stand with this man....

    December 7, 2011 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  11. otermbachmann

    He will make you all janitors, as long as your not over 12yrs old.

    December 8, 2011 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  12. Thomas

    Newt Gingrich's most famous use of bubble machines occurred weekly on the American television program The Lawrence Welk Show.


    December 8, 2011 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  13. Steve Jackson

    Gingrich is not worker friendly look all the money he takes from corporation for whatever look at his history of things he has done for the rich companies look what he hasn't done for the working Americans What he has taken from working families HE IS ANTI-AMERICAN 200%

    December 8, 2011 05:48 am at 5:48 am |
  14. Alex

    Look up Serial Hypocrasy, what more do you need to know? Newt Gingrich is bad news for America.

    December 8, 2011 05:49 am at 5:49 am |
  15. Anonymous

    Go OWS! Time to get corrupt politicians and un-American corporations out of our government.

    December 8, 2011 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  16. GI Joe

    Reminds me of a long-gone Alabama governor.

    December 8, 2011 07:36 am at 7:36 am |