Police Converge On Occupy Site In Washington, DC

Salon Staff
February 4, 2012 4:18PM (UTC)

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.

Salon Staff

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