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  • Jack Cooper, 24, center, of Washington, and others, react while watching the US-Germany World Cup soccer match, Thursday, June 26 2014, during a viewing party sponsored by the German Embassy at Dupont Circle in Washington. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

    D.C. to host outdoor World Cup viewing party

    The District will host an outdoor viewing party Tuesday at Freedom Plaza for the World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium.


  • Video appears to show activist loading shotgun in Freedom Plaza

    An activist who planned, and then canceled, an armed march into the District on July Fourth posted online what appeared to be a video of himself loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza.


  • A raid on the Occupy encampment at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., turns ugly as Park Police officers try to clear protesters from sections of the park, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Tents and camping equipment were removed by park police and maintenance officials, some dressed in hazmat suits. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Police raid Occupy D.C. camp

    Police in riot gear and cleanup crews in hazardous materials suits began enforcing no-camping laws in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza over the weekend, resulting in intense — and often physical — confrontations with Occupy D.C. protesters who resisted their efforts.


  • Tracy Keith of Chapel Hill, N.C., works the information booth at the Occupy D.C. encampment at McPherson Square. Suggestions that the campers there move to join fellow protesters over at Freedom Plaza have not gone over all that well. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Occupy D.C. camps divided, don't want to be united

    With their patchwork of colorful tents and tarps, neo-hippie residents and rallying cries about corporate and government greed, the two Occupy D.C. camps look and sound almost identical to outsiders.


  • Occupy D.C. activist John Zangas, of the District, Monday replaces artwork torn down by police at the McPherson Square encampment in Northwest. Mr. Zangas says he has been part of the encampment since it began in October and has talked to many people he wouldn't have met otherwise. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Gray wants Occupy D.C. out of McPherson Square

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is pressuring federal park officials to address the Occupy D.C. encampment in McPherson Square, suggesting protesters should "at a minimum" be consolidated with an anti-war camp on Freedom Plaza "for elimination of the rat infestation, clean up and restoration" of the downtown park.


  • People start to move about Freedom Plaza in Washington, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, among protest signs, as part of a protest against the war and corporate America. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    D.C. protesters allowed to stay

    Protesters occupying Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue after their permit expired Monday accepted a deal from U.S. Park Police allowing them to stay an extra four months, averting a potential clash and keeping alive the anti-war and anti-corporate demonstrations taking place across the country.


  • Barry Freed wears a mask of 17th-century Gunpowder Plotter Guy Fawkes in a protest Thursday outside the Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

    Anti-corporate protesters of 'Occupy D.C.' join rally against Afghanistan war

    The Wall Street-style protests gaining momentum across the country arrived in the District on Thursday as demonstrators rallying against corporate and government greed called for leadership changes and joined others in Freedom Plaza opposing the war in Afghanistan.


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