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Occupy DC Stays Put Despite 'Eviction'

Some obey rule to remove camping gear, others don't

(Newser) - Their eviction deadline came and went, but the Occupy camps in two Washington parks look pretty much unchanged today—indeed, in McPherson Square the atmosphere was downright festive early this morning, CNN reports. "We're just having a great party," one occupier said. "It's a lot... More »

Showdown as Occupy DC Protesters Defy Eviction

Instead, they erect giant tent over statue

(Newser) - The ban on overnight camping took effect at noon today in the Occupy DC encampments in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza, but protesters in McPherson Square show no signs of leaving. Instead, they threw a tent over the square's main statue, then gathered in front of it to prepare... More »

DC to Occupy: No More Camping

The National Park Service will enforce rules beginning Monday

(Newser) - One of the Occupy movement's longest-standing camps will soon no longer be a place to lay your head: Occupy DC protesters will be banned from camping in the two parks they have occupied since October as of noon on Monday. The National Park Service has alerted the demonstrators they... More »

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