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Man charged with child cruelty at Occupy DC

Police have charged a man at the Occupy DC encampment with cruelty to children after he left his toddler alone in a cold tent for at least 30 minutes. Protesters camped at McPherson Square in Washington, DC wrapped the 13-month-old girl in a blanket and called police after they heard…

Police officer hurt, two arrested at ‘Occupy DC’ site

WASHINGTON — A police officer was injured Thursday and two people arrested at the site of a Washington offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a National Park Service police spokesman said. One person was charged with assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct after Park Police officers converged on…

D.C. mayor insists on balance in ‘Occupy’ protests

WASHINGTON — A “delicate balance” between public order and the right to demonstrate has enabled Washington to accept the occupation of two downtown squares, even as other US cities crack down on protest camps, Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday. Asked why the US capital has not come down on the…

Ben and Jerry dish it out for ‘Occupy D.C.’ protesters

WASHINGTON — The Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street indulged in some Cherry Garcia and words of encouragement Tuesday from the multi-millionaire founders of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield set up a stall in McPherson Square to show their support for Occupy DC, as they…

Protesters disrupt hearing on U.S. defense spending

WASHINGTON — Protesters disrupted a congressional hearing Thursday on US defense spending, with one demonstrator shouting “You are murdering people!” as police dragged him out of the room. Eight people were arrested, said Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider, including seven for disruption of Congress and one for simple assault. Stop…

OccupyDC gains support as it heads into second week

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters marched in Washington on Sunday, angered at what they said was the US government’s willingness to bail out rich corporations while neglecting the nation’s hard-pressed citizens. The Occupy DC movement, a fledgling activist group which set up a makeshift headquarters at McPherson Square on K…

‘Occupy DC’ protesters clash with guards at Smithsonian

Protesters clashed with security staff when they tried to enter a museum in Washington on Saturday, prompting one guard to use pepper spray and leading to at least one arrest, a spokeswoman said. The incident occurred at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum around 3:15 pm (1915 GMT), after…

‘Occupy D.C.’ arrives in Freedom Plaza

A couple hundred protesters in Washington, D.C. affiliated with “Occupy D.C.” and “Stop the Machine” converged at Freedom Plaza on Thursday to protest corporate money in politics and wars overseas. Although the two groups are separate movements, they share many of the same goals and grievances. “We would like to…

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