January 30th, 2012
01:15 PM ET

Protesters vow to stand their ground at Occupy DC camp

Protesters occupying two Washington parks say they will stand their ground if National Park Service police come calling Monday to enforce a law against camping.

"I'm going to do the best I can to stay here," said Emily Margaret, who has been staying at Occupy DC's McPherson Park camp. "If they want to arrest me, they can."

A noon Monday deadline for protesters to remove camping gear from the McPherson Park and Freedom Plaza came and went with no immediate move by police.

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  1. Philip

    There goes my 'mr knowitall' reputation. he he. Cuba? Huh? Are you nutz? I'd just end-up living in Florida you idiot. I'm old, but not THAT old. Plus Jeb's wife has Noriega blood in her. And she's been whispering in Jeb Bush's ear for years. Not to mention that high-pressure system that's been lingering off of Florida's coast for three straight years...ever since the world's 7 HAARP installations all fired-up at the same time. Who knows what that'll do to the weather/hurricanes/impotent aligators, etc. old people. 🙂

    January 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    My anus is still sore but I 'd do it all over again.

    January 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Did you know I was once tackled by a priest ,with a five gallon bucket of ky and a basket of fresh egg plants?

    January 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. citizen

    It boils down to keeping federally insured deposit money from being gambled, casino style, by what used to be investment banks.

    January 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jj

    Just don't burn the flag while chanting "f#%k that flag!" you ungreatful idiots!

    January 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      I'll have to agree with you there, Jj.
      Dumbest tactic EVER!

      January 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    That's right Occupy, stand your ground! I'd be out there w/y'all & have visited the Occupy Austin Camp, but have too much on my plate already! I do thank y'all for your dedication & calling attention to lopsided goverment practices!!

    January 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    I agree w/Jj (a 1st, I think) & banasy! The flag represents the nation & its people! To burn it would be an insult to us all!!

    January 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Fernace lol. Hey this is an issue that I think all of America is pretty much united on, as we should be.

      January 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    @banasy agreed.Boy will never ask nsaidi that again

    January 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ gung hoe, you are NOT blaming nicole for you not being able to post are you??? It cant be her fault your internet was down. She did answer my email to her on your behalf not once but twice! I think you owe her an apology! 😦

    January 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Someone is mercilessly trolling Philip

    Just thought you should know.

    January 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      The regs know.
      That's why we're not 'feeding' it.

      January 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    @nsaidi sorry I thought you looked and blocked the wrong gung hoe. The OWS movement is to to radicle for my taste!

    January 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lmao ty gung hoe and welcome back now that ur off that bad, bad medicine! 🙂

    January 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    So the general consensus is that the OWS doesnt have any real leadership & they havent laid out what exactly they are protesting correct? My vote would be they elect Philip 2 lead them as he has a vast amount of knowledge on the Fed needing to be audited!

    January 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      One word:
      Word.

      January 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Also he would argue the point to death which in this case is just what they need!

    January 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Tenacious the lad is, I'll agree with that, also!

      January 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol i couldnt think of a more perfect person for that job! Seriously! He knows the right questions to ask and to whom. He doesnt back down. And he knows how to push buttons!

    January 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
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