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An attorney representing a member of Occupy D.C. had until midnight Tuesday to file papers in U.S. District Court challenging the procedures by which police can seize property in an attempt to dislodge his clients and other protesters living in McPherson Square.
The Occupy D.C. movement, which for three months has been encamped in a downtown park, is facing a crossroads, with its numbers dwindling, federal officials questioning why its members have not been removed and its organizers attempting to recapture the momentum of its earlier days.
The holiday season brings out the best in people: kindness, generosity and hope for the new year. Unfortunately, for a small but strident group of malcontents, it is the season to engage in public displays of anti-religious bigotry that borders on hate speech.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray sent a letter to the National Park Service on Friday demanding "full and complete reimbursement" of the $1.6 million incurred by hosting protest camps on federal land at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square.
A Republican member of Congress wants the Interior Department to explain whether politics played into the decision to let Occupy D.C. illegally "damage or destroy" a downtown park recently rehabilitated with $400,000 in stimulus funds.
A massive protest Wednesday along the K Street lobbying corridor in Washington resulted in 62 arrests, closing busy downtown streets and marking the second such mass arrest in the city in four days.
Images of stoic police officers hauling away Occupy D.C. protesters were largely a memory Monday, as both sides tried to rebuild a cooperative — if cautious — co-existence following their 10-hour standoff Sunday.