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Protesters urge corporations to stop corporate greed outside the Monsanto offices in downtown D.C. Feb. 29.
Armando Trull
Protesters urge corporations to stop corporate greed outside the Monsanto offices in downtown D.C. Feb. 29.

D.C. police have begun arresting many of the 50 some-odd protesters who have been blocking the entrance to the Monsanto headquarters building on the 1300 block of I Street NW starting around 7:30 a.m. today.

The protesters say that Monsanto has wreaked havoc throughout the world on farmers and on the world’s environment and they don’t want anyone going in and out of the building. Two lanes of I Street NW were closed during the morning rush of traffic, but the road reopened shortly before 10 a.m.

Now they are being taken away in plastic handcuffs, but it is so far a peaceful protest. No one is resisting arrest from the officers, and the police are not employing any violence as they take people away.

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