This Just In: Dozens of Occupy DC Protesters Arrested

Monday, December 5, 2011

This Just In: Dozens of Occupy DC Protesters Arrested(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Dozens of Occupy DC protestors were arrested yesterday after they put up a 15-foot-tall wood shelter at their McPherson Square encampment to provide a warm gathering place as winter weather set in. Although the shelter was intended to be temporary, the National Park Police ordered it taken down, leading to a daylong standoff with occupiers. Michael Patterson, 21, of Anchorage, told the Washington Post the structure was also meant to symbolize the need to house the homeless. At presstime late Sunday night there did not seem to be any movement by either the Park Police or the DC police to clear the rest of the Occupy DC encampment, but this is a rapidly-changing situation and we will keep you posted on developments – especially if there’s a need for labor support – via Twitter (follow us @dclabor), on our website and special edition(s) of Union City, as necessary. - report/photo by Julia Kann


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