Saturday, January 28, 2012

D.C. Occupiers Face Eviction, Too

Posted By on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM

While Occupy Boise faces possible eviction proposed by a bill currently making its way through the Idaho Legislature, their brethren in Washington, D.C., are looking at a similar ouster from the Capitol Mall.

The United States Park Police is distributing warning fliers to D.C. Occupiers this weekend, saying they must stop camping at two parks by Monday afternoon or risk arrest. The ouster comes in the wake of a U.S. House oversight subcommittee hearing, where the park service said it accomodated scores of 24-hour vigils and protests for years, but did not allow the land to be used for "living accomodation purposes such as sleeping."

Some Occupiers expect to be arrested.

"Many of us will likely defend the park with the passion anyone would show defending their home," Sam Jewler told the Washington Post.

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