OAKLAND -- Jean Quan might be the first U.S. mayor to feel the wrath of Occupy protesters on both coasts.
The mayor, who is in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, boarded a taxi outside the Capital Hilton Thursday only to have it surrounded by Occupy protesters.
"We were busy talking away, and I looked up and there were all these protesters there," Quan said in a phone interview this morning. "I think they freaked out the taxi driver."
Quan said it took police about 90 seconds to realize what was happening and clear the protesters.
According to the Washington Examiner the protesters chanted "Shame! Shame! Shame!" and at one point began shaking the car before police arrived.
Quan has become a frequent target of Occupy supporters after twice directing Oakland police to clear an encampment outside City Hall.
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