Two assailants brutally beat up a Hispanic man at the Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Park. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, and the victim was hospitalized because of his injuries. No arrests were made. National Park Police were unable to provide an incident report on Saturday.
Park Police leveled a cluster of five tents nicknamed Echo Base where the assault took place. According to accounts at McPherson Park, the victim had been at Occupy DC for only a couple of days and the alleged assailants for a few weeks. As more non-activists with no affiliation to Occupy move in, the camp is encountering greater problems with accountability.
- Occupy DC: Tent burns, more arrests – Cool Revolution
- Occupy DC: Drunk and disorderly – Cool Revolution
- McPherson Square becoming ‘volatile, one Occupier says – Washington Examiner