Occupy protest in Washington

An Occupy DC demonstrator waves a flag in McPherson Square in Washington. Defiant anti-Wall Street protesters vowed to dig in as a police midday deadline for them to remove their belongings from two camps within sight of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a> passed without incident. In its first challenge to the demonstrators, U.S. National Park Service said last week it would enforce a ban at noon against sleeping in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza, where "Occupy" protesters have camped out since October.

( Kevin Lamarque, Reuters / January 30, 2012 )

An Occupy DC demonstrator waves a flag in McPherson Square in Washington. Defiant anti-Wall Street protesters vowed to dig in as a police midday deadline for them to remove their belongings from two camps within sight of the White House passed without incident. In its first challenge to the demonstrators, U.S. National Park Service said last week it would enforce a ban at noon against sleeping in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza, where "Occupy" protesters have camped out since October.

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