(PEOPLESWORLD.ORG) — WASHINGTON - More than 1,200 labor and community activists, as estimated by the AFL-CIO, turned out in force at a boisterous rally Friday outside the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). A many as 700 shut down Woodley Road at midday with an impromptu sit-in and a brief takeover of the driveway at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Shouting "Whose America? Our America!" chanters and picket signs drew attention to the income gap between the "one percent" and the "99 percent" and the need for an economy that works for everyone.