Occupy DC Tents Remain at McPherson Square, But No “Camping”

by Borderstan.com January 31, 2012 at 9:01 am 1,273 2 Comments

"Occupy DC 2012""Borderstan", McPherson Square

The Occupy DC Tent of Dreams on Monday evening, January 30, at McPherson Square. (Borderstan)

Occupy DC was still in place at McPherson Square Monday evening (and this morning) following the January 30 deadline to leave. For now it appears that the National Park Service (NPS) will allow the protesters to stay, but they will not be allowed to “camp” there — meaning they cannot sleep in their tents at night. There are regulations against camping in the park. It remains to be seen whether the group will be evicted from the park, which is the domain of the NPS, not the DC government.

WTOP has an update from this morning: “The protesters spent the night awake, in what one protester calls the “tent of dreams” draped over the statue of General McPherson. It’s what the protester tells WTOP’s Neal Augenstein is a final act of defiance.”

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  • Lance

    So now they’ve appropriated our statue too? These guys either aren’t smart enough to realize that they’re not making any friends among the 99% … or maybe they think tantrums are the way to get what they want. Either way, they’re losing our respect, and if they’re intention was to be taken seriously, it’s not working.

  • M

    Meh, who cares? That park is always full of crazy homeless people anyway. The only difference is these ones have signs. So either way, that park will be nasty and something to avoid.


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