Park Police, Occupy DC renew antagonism

Holdover friction from the February 4th raid on McPherson Park was renewed today as Park Police removed two tents, including the information tent. According to Sgt. Reid of the Park Police, the tents were “not in compliance” and contained bedding and personal items such as clothing. “They just won’t listen,” he added.

According to fliers distributed by the National Park Service, NPP regulations define camping as “use of park land for living accommodation purposes such as sleeping activities, or making preparations to sleep (including the laying down of bedding for the purpose of sleeping) or storing personal belongings, or making any fire, or using any tents or shelter…”

Participants of the Occupy DC protest strongly objected to the removal of the tents. They immediately pitched a new, larger one to serve as the information desk.

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