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Occupy DC Wants Police Barred From Evicting Them

2:59 PM, Jan 4, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of the Occupy DC movement are asking a judge to block the federal government from evicting them and confiscating their tents.

In court papers filed Wednesday, a lawyer for the group says he's concerned that U.S. Park Police may seize the tents and other property from the demonstrators at McPherson Square.

VIEW: The Court Papers Filed By Occupy DC (PDF)

The court papers say police have taken property belonging to the protesters without notice and without giving them a chance to recover the items.

An order from a judge last month required the government to give the protesters 24-hour notice if it plans to enforce regulations prohibiting camping or sleeping in the square. But Jeffrey Light, a lawyer with the demonstrators, is asking for the government to be permanently prevented from removing tents.

ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press

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