WASHINGTON (AP) — Police on horseback dressed in riot gear are converging on one of the nation's remaining Occupy sites.
Officers arrived at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., about 5:40 a.m. Saturday, five days after the National Park service began enforcing a ban on camping in the park.
Dozens of officers cordoned off the federal park with barricades and are removing chunks of wood and metal from beneath a large blue tarp that protesters draped over a statue in the center of the park.
Protesters have so far been peaceful.
Just prior to police arrival, protesters began making sure everyone in the park was awake, while a helicopter hovered overhead.
Fewer than 100 people occupy the area that's maintained by the park service.