Police Demolish Tents at Occupy D.C.
Park Police arrested 11 people in Washington’s McPherson Square as they cleared the tents from one of the last remaining Occupy sites in the United States. According to David Schlosser, spokesperson of the United Sates Park Police, one of those arrested was charged with felony assault on a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon. The person has allegedly hit an officer in the face with a brick last Saturday evening. The injured officer was treated at a hospital.
Three other Occupy protesters were charged with assault on a police officer. The Park Police will continue in clearing the park of unsanitary conditions as they faced no untoward incidents Sunday. It was Saturday night when the demonstrators vowed not to leave the premises and urged people to remain nonviolent in their protest.
The Occupy D.C. has been low-key because of the way the authorities handled the protesters. But around 100 arrests have already been made since it started. Demonstrators created havoc on Capitol Hill and they managed to close down K Street Northwest, which is the power corridor of Washington lobbying.
Over the past weeks, officials have been concerned about the cost of monitoring the camps. They were also worried about the unsanitary kitchens, trash and rats, especially around the McPherson camp.