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Charles Holsopple spends time with his dog, Rocko Bhakti, outside of his tent at the Stop the Machine protest encampment at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Thursday. Mr. Holsopple, 58, left his home in Tampa Bay, Fla., to join the movement and has been here since Oct. 6. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Charles Holsopple spends time with his dog, Rocko Bhakti, outside of his tent at the Stop the Machine protest encampment at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Thursday. Mr. Holsopple, 58, left his home in Tampa Bay, Fla., to join the movement and has been here since Oct. 6. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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