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  • Occupy D.C. group comes back on anniversary

    Eight months have gone by since chants about corporate greed and government accountability echoed off the office buildings in downtown Washington, but on Monday, protesters plan to take up their flags and megaphones once again as part of the one-year anniversary of Occupy D.C.

  • Park Police attempt to arrest protestors on the roof of a new structure the was erected in McPherson Square, in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 4, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

    At trial, architect vouches for safety of Occupy structure

    The wooden structure that prompted a nine-hour standoff between police and Occupy D.C. members was safe and strong enough to withstand wind, snow and the weight of at least six grown men, an architect said Monday in defense of protesters on trial for disobeying officers.

  • Officers remove an "Eviction Free Zone" sign from the front yard of a Capitol Hill home, where U.S. Marshals and Occupy protesters clashed Tuesday morning. (Meredith Somers/The Washington Times)

    U.S. marshal, Occupy D.C. member injured in clash over eviction

    At least one U.S. marshal and a member of Occupy D.C. were treated for injuries Tuesday when protesters clashed with officers at a foreclosed home on Capitol Hill.

  • Martha Mulligan of Washington, D.C. sings a song she wrote called "We Need a New New Deal" at the Freedom Plaza Occupy encampment on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, the day that Park Police said they would begin to enforce the no camping laws. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Occupy D.C. denied anti-eviction ruling

    A federal judge on Thursday denied a request by members of the Occupy D.C. protest for an injunction that would prevent police from seizing their tents and evicting them from camps they have established in city parks.

  • Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, testified the Park Service will soon begin a crackdown on Occupy D.C. campers. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    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.

  • An Occupy DC protestor's sign and tents sit in McPherson Square Park in Washington, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Occupy D.C. seeks jump-start at Capitol rally

    Occupy D.C. on Tuesday will spend its first day of action in more than a month with a scheduled rally on Capitol Hill, an event organizers have promised will draw thousands of supporters and could determine the movement's ongoing viability.

  • Occupy D.C. plans challenge to police action

    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.

  • A protester who calls himself "Harmony" helps Lexi Ricciardelli, of New Jersey, add a folding table that will serve as an entranceway to her tent. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Occupy D.C. ranks thin as winter settles in

    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.

  • Occupy DC protesters are arrested as they block the intersection of 14th St. NW and K St. NW in Washington, D.C. on December 7, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

    Occupy protesters block K Street; 62 arrested

    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.

  • ** FILE ** Park Police officers patrol McPherson Square after a report of sexual assault and theft at the Occupy D.C. camp. Prosecutors have not filed charges against the person who was accused but say an investigation is continuing. Many of the protesters at the camp say they have little information about the incident. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Sexual assault, theft reported at Occupy camp

    Authorities on Tuesday were investigating complaints of sexual assault and theft at the site of the 2-month-old Occupy D.C. protest, which has largely dodged crime complaints that have plagued similar Occupy camps across the country.

  • Eric Sponaugle of Olney packs up his blanket Wednesday morning after sleeping near McPherson Square as part of the "Occupy D.C." protest. The protesters' complaints - corporate greed, corruption and social injustice - are vaguely defined, but they attract a wide swath of disaffected supporters. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    'Occupy D.C.' takes up Wall Street protesters' cause

    Lacy MacAuley of Adams Morgan signed on after hearing of the movement by word-of-mouth. Eric Sponaugle of Olney joined after seeing images of what he called police brutality. "Joe" from Frederick, Md., saw the handmade signs and wondered what all the fuss was about.

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