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Members of Occupy D.C. once again took to the streets Monday with voices angry about economic inequality and colorful flags demanding accountability as they stepped off for their first substantial march in eight months.
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.
About 50 Occupy D.C. members and Metro workers protested the upcoming fare increase and ongoing union negotiations outside the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority Board meeting on Thursday.
Eleven members of the Occupy D.C. movement on Thursday were found guilty for varying charges related to a day-long standoff in early December over a wooden structure built in a park.
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.
A member of Occupy D.C. on Thursday was acquitted of a charge of disobeying a police officer during an emergency because the officer could not prove she was at the scene of the crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.