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Activists interrupt a D.C. Council breakfast Wednesday morning to protest cuts to city social safety net services.
Patrick Madden
Activists interrupt a D.C. Council breakfast Wednesday morning to protest cuts to city social safety net services.

By Patrick Madden

Activists stormed a D.C. Council Breakfast this morning, calling on members to spare cuts to the citys social safety net services.

The protest happened about an hour before the council was set to take up next year's budget. It was a rude awakening for the council members gathered at this morning's D.C. Council breakfast.

The activists are members of a coalition called Save Our Safety Net and they're asking the council to pass a tax on D.C.'s wealthiest residents.

The activists left after about ten minutes. The council members largely did not engage the group, sticking to their catered breakfast of waffles, eggs, and fresh fruit.

It's not clear if the council today will take up the so-called Millionaire's Tax, which would create a new tax bracket for the city's wealthiest residents.

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