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Jan 30, 2012 17:27
Category: General News

Park Service says occupy camping must end in DC

     WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Park Police reminded demonstrators at two
Washington sites where Occupy protesters have been demonstrating
for months of a no-camping rule. There were no arrests.
     Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser says officers began
enforcing the camping ban Monday by reminding demonstrators of the
regulation. He said some demonstrators had already complied,
although he didn't know how many.
     He declined to discuss a timeline for eviction, though he said
the camping ban pertained not only to sleeping on the grounds but
also to possessing bedding materials like blankets. Protesters on
Monday hung a blue tarp over a statue in McPherson Square.
     The National Park Service warned protesters Friday at McPherson
Square and Freedom Plaza that those who violate the camping rule
will be subject to arrest.