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Someone Threw A Giant Bag Of Cash Off A Balcony In The Senate

Apparently it was an act of protest.

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According to an eyewitness who watched the event: "The money was real, mostly ones. I went up and handled some before handing it back to the cop."

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When asked exactly how much they thought was there, the witness told BuzzFeed, "there was approximately $500 there."

The Capitol Police have since released this statement:

"At about 1:00 pm today, the USCP arrested 3 demonstrators in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building. They were charged with "Crowding, Obstructing & Incommoding" under DC Code 22-1307."

UPDATE: The demonstrators have been identified as apart of the Organic Consumers Association and were posing as lobbyists on the Hill.

Via onwardstate.com

According to a spokesperson, the demonstrators threw the money to demonstrate how much money lobbyists, specifically biotechnology and food industry lobbyists, throw around on Capitol Hill.

Contact Benny Johnson at benny.johnson+DONE@buzzfeed.com.

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