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US Park Police clear Occupy DC camp in Washington's McPherson Square

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Workers clear tents and belongings of Occupy DC demonstrators from McPherson Square in Washington, Feb. 5. Police removed protesters as they confiscated bedding and most tents on Saturday from an "Occupy" protest site just blocks from the White House, enforcing a no-camping rule for the public McPherson Square they had ignored for months.

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A rat scurries next to a tent as US National Park Service workers remove debris from the site of the Occupy DC encampment Feb. 5, in McPherson Square in Washington, DC.

Authorities said 11 people have been arrested in Washington's McPherson Square since Park Police began clearing away tents from one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites.

David Schlosser, who is a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, said Sunday that one of those arrested was charged with felony assault on a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon. That person is accused of hitting an officer in the face with a brick Saturday evening. The officer was treated at a hospital.

Full story: 11 arrested at Occupy DC site

 

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Sanitation workers in bio hazard suits remove debris from the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square in Washington, DC, on Feb. 5.

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An overall view of McPherson Square in Washington, DC on Feb. 5, as National Park Service employees begin the clean-up of an Occupy DC camp.

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A US Park Police officer uses a limb saw to remove a mask of Guy Fawkes from a statue of James McPherson in McPherson Square Feb. 4, in Washington, DC.