Wow...folks are in town to protest the IMF and World Bank. I heard the protesting in DC had started this morning about a block from my work. Walked down there and they were filling up 3 city buses full of protesters. Some tear gas went off. There were at least a hundred riot cops. Cops on horses, motorcycles. 65 got arrested on that corner for rioting. They broke the windows of a City Bank. They told us we would be arrested if we stepped off the curb. Apparently they started big tire fires in other parts of the city. I heard another 21 were arrested on Independence and 14th. It's kind of surreal out there....you see it on tv, but when you're in the middle of it there's a wierd energy going on. I just hope a bunch of people with no rhythm don't try to make a drum circle...I used to see this in San Francisco all the time.