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Occupy Protesters Mull Options

The demonstrators are being forced out by Park Police.



    A confrontation caught on tape shows police using a taser on an Occupy DC demonstrator. (Published Monday, Jan. 30, 2012)

    Organizers for the Occupy D.C. demonstrations were planning plan to meet on Sunday morning to discuss their next move, as Park Police are planning to evict them from McPherson Square on Monday.

    The National Park Service announced on Friday that they would begin to more strictly enforce rules against camping overnight in federal parks.

    That means protesters can’t lay down bedding or sleep in the park they’ve called home since October 1, 2011.

    However, some campers aren’t deterred. They plan on staging a “sleep strike,” which would involve staying in the park anyway without lying down. Technically, that would mean the protesters are still following the rules.

    Occupy DC Protesters Face Camping Deadline

    [DC] Occupy DC Protesters Face Camping Deadline
    Occupy DC protesters at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza must pack up their camping gear by noon Monday or face arrest.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 27, 2012)

    They also plan to keep their tents up, making sure they keep one flap open to narrowly abide by the rules.