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Park Service Enforcing Occupy Camping In D.C. At McPherson Square And Freedom Plaza (VIDEO)

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Occupy DC's camp in McPherson Square
Occupy DC's camp in McPherson Square

WASHINGTON — U.S. Park Police reminded demonstrators at two Washington sites where Occupy protesters have been demonstrating for months of a no-camping rule. There were no arrests.

Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser says officers began enforcing the camping ban Monday by reminding demonstrators of the regulation. He said some demonstrators had already complied, although he didn't know how many.

He declined to discuss a timeline for eviction, though he said the camping ban pertained not only to sleeping on the grounds but also to possessing bedding materials like blankets. Protesters on Monday hung a blue tarp over a statue in McPherson Square.

The National Park Service warned protesters Friday at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza that those who violate the camping rule will be subject to arrest.

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