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.”
- Guest Column: Occupy DC, Let Us Have Our Park Back (January 30)
Were you here? See the photos on Flickr.
On Sundays, the regularity of workday life takes a backseat and Meridian Hill Park turns into a wonderful community park that is full of life. Filled with people and activities, a Sunday afternoon stroll on the large common area will liven up your senses and connect you with creativity. The normal takes a rest and the offbeat thrives.
Sundays are a totally different experience from weekdays, or even Saturdays. Guitar players strum away, groups of people practice yoga and jugglers do their routines. Other people simply sit and read the newspaper, listen to music or eat a picnic lunch. Many people simply rest.