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  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: Delousing of a movement

    As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by D.C. employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, Japan, I thought of the left-wing press. You see, I read the left-wing press.

  • Park officials in hazmat suits break down tents and camping equipment during an early morning, peaceful raid on the Occupy encampment at McPherson Square, Washington, D.C., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. (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.

  • James McPherson of Norfolk, Va., holds an upside-down American flag on Jan. 30, 2012, at the Occupy D.C. encampment at Freedom Plaza in D.C. Park Police said they would begin to enforce the no-camping laws at noon that day. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Occupy D.C. deadline passes with rancor, no arrests

    The noon deadline Monday for Occupy D.C. protesters to stop camping in McPherson Square and another federal park passed without confrontation, but the rancorous group danced, played music and draped a gigantic blue tarp over a statue of Civil War Gen. James McPherson amid a strong police presence.

  • Occupy DC demonstrators protest against the Alfalfa Dinner at the Capitol Hilton in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Occupiers prep for breakup of two D.C. camps

    Occupy D.C. protesters gave a mix of responses Sunday when asked what they will do when the National Park Service begins its crackdown on their camps in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza.

  • Feds plans to enforce camping ban on Occupy D.C.

    The head of the National Park Service said Tuesday the Occupy DC protesters will get one final warning before U.S. Park Police begin to enforce the ban on camping in McPherson Square.

  • Occupy D.C. protesters Drew Veysey and Sam Jewler (from left) hold a D.C.  flag behind Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton as she speaks to reporters following a hearing Tuesday about the occupation of McPherson Square.

    Park Service to move against McPherson Square Occupiers

    Occupy D.C. protesters are one warning away from a National Park Service crackdown, officials said during Tuesday's House oversight committee meeting on the decision-making process behind the handling of the protesters.

  • D.C. resident Shannon Scannel is among the Occupy D.C. supporters encamped at McPherson Square, which the city would like to clear out. (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.

  • John Amick of the District with his Occupy flag gathers with Occupiers from McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza on the West Lawn. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Occupiers converge on Capitol's lawn

    The Occupy Congress rally that organizers guaranteed would unite thousands of supporters under a banner of anti-government greed in fact spurred only one collective opinion: underwhelming numbers.

  • **FILE** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican (Associated Press)

    Issa schedules hearing on Occupy D.C.

    The chairman of a powerful House oversight committee has asked the director of the National Park Service to testify next Tuesday on the decision-making process behind Occupy D.C.'s camp at McPherson Square.

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