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Teamwork: AFL-CIO Union Plans Occupation of Conservative CPAC Conference


"a DC lesson to ensure that the voice of the 99% are heard"

Conservatives from across the country will be descending upon the nation's capitol later this week for the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Occupy protesters organized by the Washington DC Metro Council of the AFL-CIO are set to greet them.

The conference is a major yearly gathering for conservative college students, activists and organizations, featuring workshops and speeches led by conservative leaders. Just to name a few of this year's speakers: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Marco Rubio, Laura Ingrahm, Ann Coulter and our own S.E. Cupp. To mark the occasion, Washington D.C.'s AFL-CIO posted this message titled "Occupy CPAC" on its website Friday:

"With workshops like 'Return of Big Labor: What Can We Learn from Wisconsin & Ohio,' and 'Taking back Wall Street: The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street,' the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) descends on the nation’s capital February 9-11 and local labor activists are planning a DC lesson to ensure that the voice of the 99% are heard at this elite conservative gathering. Actions are currently being planned for noontime and after work on Friday, February 10. Featured speakers at CPAC include Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum."

David Freddoso of the Washington Examiner notes that the call to action is reminiscent of protests in November when union-aided Occupiers banged on windows, blocked local traffic, used children as human shields and harmed at least one woman at the D.C. conference center which was holding another conservative conference.

In addition to the usual tents and pot banging, Occupiers at CPAC plan to bring "an inflatable fat cat, puppets, 'candidate Walmart,' and more to LET THE VOICES OF THE 99% BE HEARD!"

That said, conservatives may not need to fret over the possibility of Occupy CPAC making a major disruption. Redstate notes that unlike the violent protest at the Americans for Prosperity event last November, CPAC will be held at the Marriot Wardman Park, private property set back from the street.

The Blaze long ago connected the dots with who is behind the Occupy movement: unions. And now, it seems they are not ashamed to reveal the teamwork.

So far, Occupy CPAC has events planned for Wednesday afternoon and Friday evening.

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