This week, 44 District residents were arrested on Capitol Hill during two separate protests against Congressional budget decisions that affect local matters. Organizers are promising more of the same in the near future.
About 100 protesters used Emancipation Day to underscore that the District is still under the thumb of congress. Three protesters, including shadow Sen. Michael Brown, sat in the street and blocked traffic in front of the Senate's Hart Building. They were later arrested.
The Montgomery County, Md., has held hearings all week on the $300 million that County Executive Isiah Leggett has proposed cutting from the budget, and with about a month to go before the budget must be passed, things are beginning to get testy.
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