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After night of party-crashing, protesters head to Capitol to pray for, shout at power brokers
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Dozens of activists protesting the government's failure to help the unemployed are marching to the Capitol to pray for and shout at members of Congress ' above all, House Speaker John Boehner.
The demonstrators include Occupy Wall Street and unions, who say too many laws help the richest Americans. Earlier this week, they shut down Washington's K Street lobbying corridor and crashed a fundraiser for GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.
On Thursday, organizers are holding a prayer vigil and marching across Capitol Hill to try to surround Boehner's offices. The Ohio Republican says his party wants to extend unemployment insurance, but only if doing so is paid for by budget cuts. The protesters call the Ohio Republican "the spokesperson in Congress for the 1 percent" richest Americans.