- - Sunday, April 17, 2011


Two arrested at IMF, World Bank protests

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

Jeffrey Light, an attorney for the activists, says one demonstrator was charged with destruction of property and the other with disorderly conduct. He said both have been released.

The demonstrators marched through downtown Saturday afternoon, then attended a concert at night. An additional march started late Saturday and went into early Sunday morning.

The activists are calling for debt relief to poor countries and other changes to the international economy. Streets around Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest surrounding the IMF and World Bank remained closed through Sunday afternoon.



Officer kills man in gun struggle

Prince George’s County police said an officer fatally shot a man who was struggling with a second officer over her gun.

Officers were called Saturday to a home on Andean Goose Way, where a woman told them her son, 20-year-old Charles Odell Smith, was acting erratically.

When officers tried to take Mr. Smith to a hospital for an evaluation, police say, he tried to flee and assaulted the officer trying to stop him. Officers tried to stop him by using a stun gun and other methods. But, police said, when Mr. Smith grabbed for one officer’s gun, companion Officer Harry Bond fired.

Officer Bond has been placed on routine administrative leave.


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