2 protesters arrested at IMF/World Bank event

AP News
Posted: Apr 17, 2011 12:24 AM
2 protesters arrested at IMF/World Bank event

Two protesters have been arrested during weekend demonstrations of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Jeffrey Light, a lawyer for the activists, says one demonstrator was arrested for alleged destruction of property and the other for disorderly conduct. He says both have been released.

The demonstrators marched around downtown Washington on Saturday afternoon and then attended a concert at night. An additional march was planned for downtown late Saturday into early Sunday morning.

The activists are calling for debt relief to poor countries and other changes to the international economy.

Police say streets around Pennsylvania Avenue surrounding the IMF and World Bank will be closed through Sunday afternoon. There will also be emergency parking restrictions in place.