The occupy movement across the nation has continued to penetrate local governments in every aspect. The local Occupy D.C. movement recently took on an abandoned school in the District’s NW section of the city. Saturday, November 19th , occupiers went into Franklin School, located at 13th and K streets NW and about 11 people were arrested by that evening.
In recent years the school was used as a homeless shelter, but was shut in 2008. Members of the Occupy D.C. movement, who chose to speak on anonymity, said the community should use the building because there is a great need for spaces like this school.
The group who dropped a banner that read “Public Property Under Community Control,” while occupying the building, will have community meetings to address potential uses of the building.