Group maintains vigil outside jail

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The Independent US

About 50 World Bank and International Monetary Fund protesters held a quiet vigil outside a jail here Wednesday, vowing to stay until their fellow protesters are released.

The estimated 150 protesters jailed are required to identify themselves and post dlrs 50 fines before they can leave but were refusing to do so, protester Fraf Wheaton said Wednesday. They believe they should not be in jail and "won't be forced to submit to the system," he said.

Those camped out cooked over a gas stove Tuesday night - making stew with lentils, potatoes and cabbage.

Police in the U.S. capital estimated as many as 10,000 protesters were in the city Sunday and Monday to protest and try to stop the World Bank and IMF meetings, which proceeded as scheduled.

Arrests throughout the week topped 1,300.

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