December 4th, 2011
05:27 PM ET

Police order structure taken down at Occupy DC

U.S. Park Police surrounded a wooden structure erected Sunday by Occupy DC protesters, with a standoff ensuing and several arrests being made, according to witnesses.

The structure was built overnight in McPherson Square as a place where protesters could stay warm in the winter and hold their daily General Assembly meetings, according to Wade Simmons, one of the Occupy demonstrators.

Police ordered the structure taken down around noon Sunday, a post on the Occupy DC website reported, but about a dozen people remained perched on top of or inside the building, which was donated by a father-son architect team. As many as 200 people gathered at the park to watch the standoff.

Police put up barriers around the structure and cordoned off nearby streets with yellow tape as protesters chanted, "This is a nonviolent movement," and, "Put the pepper spray away."

soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. OccupiersDontHaveJobs

    If you morons spent half as much energy in looking for work as you do "occupying" you would be like the rest of us. The rest of us can join you because we are too busy providing for our families by working.

    December 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    @gay suc ok lets talk about the news ok gay.Is it news that you suck on tampons that you pull outta your butt hole just like a puddin pop? Is that what you do your share in recycleing your food by eating it over and over again? Can you be a gent and let us all know ok might help save on the food bill ok please.

    December 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Queenie Eugenie (in a bottle)

    ewww ok now thats disgusting!

    December 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
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