One- and five-dollar bills flutter down from the Roosevelt hotel in Seattle.
Occupy protesters in Seattle tossed $5,000 out of a top window of downtown Seattle’s Roosevelt hotel on the Fourth of July. The action was against the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which removed a federal ban on corporate spending in political campaigns.
MicCheckWallStreet, an offshoot of the Occupy movement, staged the demonstration at 5pm. The group’s website declared that it is “time we declared independence from Citizens United” – citing the supreme court case which effectively ruled that corporations can make political contributions.
… The group had signalled its intentions on its website, asking for donations to a wepay.com account. The wepay page shows that McCheckWallStreet exactly met its $5,000 goal, collected from just 37 donors.
“Every dollar you donate is guaranteed to be thrown off a building and is tax deductible, what more could you ask for?!,” said a statement on MicCheckWallStreet’s website.