January 31st, 2012
03:20 AM ET

Occupy DC camps remain as deadline passes

Defiant but festive, Occupy DC protesters hunkered down early Tuesday as a deadline passed for U.S. Park Police to begin enforcing a ban on camping in two Washington parks.

"We're just having a great party," said Occupy DC representative Sara Shaw. "We've camped since October so it's a lot like any other night. We're all staying awake and looking out for each other."

Until now, Occupy protesters have been allowed to remain under a Park Service interpretation that considered the activity a "24-hour vigil."

But on Friday, the National Park Service set a noon Monday deadline for protesters who have occupied the parks for months to remove their camping gear.


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  1. hamsta

    Just send the socialistic criminal gutter punk communists to greece so they can have their socialism.we dont want it or need it here.

    January 31, 2012 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    We need to take our government back from the lawyers and thieves,but these people are to radicle for my taste at this point

    January 31, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy ©

    I find that the people who feel the need to insult groups of people for their own gratification tend not to know anything about the said groups of people.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    These "idiots" are "worthless"! They "take over" public parks, make a mess, cause business's to loose money and then MAKE the city have to come up with extra monies to control them and clean up after them! What a sad bunch of people.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    These people have way more moral fiber and character than any of the people who put them down. Not only do they fight for all of you who do not realize the government betrayal of the deregulation of the Steagal Glass act, you are willing to defend the government by putting down the very people who are defending all of us.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    I wrote a long history of the S&L crisis of the 1980 and 1982 deregulation of Steagal Glass act regulation Q.
    In turn also the deregulation of the Steagal Glass act of 1999, which is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act all republicans again passing legislation which would bring us to our knees again. With Reagan and Clinton signing into law. Citi- bank helped them make the laws.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    CNN would not post my full response with my definitions of the acts and what it has done to our economy. I say fire every last one of the block heads that voted for it and get some people in the government that gives a damn about the wealthy paying for their OPPS I got paid and you middle class will foot the bill for our great capital gains.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    The republicans are putting a bill forward in Missouri to make it hard to make a case with worker discrimination. They make the burden on the worker and capping amounts they can collect. So how many times are we going to let the government take rights. The right to work is not the right to work. You don't get any rights, they take them away. Start standing up for workers and tell the government to take a hike. The Wall street and banks are not your friend and your representatives that have been pitting us against each other are taking our rights away right and left.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy ©

    Hello, SM.
    Perhaps you cans speak more eloquently than I can on the finer points of OWS.
    Some peopl would just rather name call.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy ©

    Hamsta, are you reading this?

    January 31, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    Regula-tion Q -which allowed the fede-ral re-serve to regulate interest rates in sa-vings acct.s were repealed by the De-pository in-st–itutions de-regulation and Mone-tary Control act of 1980-government sought to increase profits as opposed to promote housing and home ownership. Other changes in thrift oversight was lenient act rules to report the financial condition and eliminate restricton on minimum numbers of S&L stockholders. Such policies combined with regulatory oversight(forbearance) are cited as the S&L collapse. Sound familiar in the 2007 to date problem? cnn will not let me posts this, so I put alot of -'s.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    Pro-visions that prohibit a bank holding company from owning other fin-ancial companies were repealed on Nov. 12 th, 1999 by the Gramm Leach Bliiley Act in con-juction with Citib-anks blessing and help. it removed sep-aration that previously existed between inv-estment banking (Wall street), (which issued securities) and commercial banks which accepted deposits. (Which made the money available to gamble with) The deregulation also removed the conflict of interest pro-hibitions between in-vestment bankers serving as officers of com-mercial banks. This repeal directly contributed to the se-verity of the financial crisis of 2007 to date, by allowing Wall Street in-vestment banking to use their depos-itors(us)(our money) that was in commerce banks.(to use as capital to gamble in business adventures.) They were laughing all the way to their banks and now they laugh cause we are paying to bail them out. And they still get their bonus' while we grovel to make ends meet. Paying higher prices at pumps and for food. I say we take back our government," OWS " and laugh last. You may not want to get out on the streets and yell it, but if you vote make sure the candidate wants to support them (OWS) in fighting the desp-icable conduct of our government bringing us to our knees.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    Also the St. Germain Depository act of 1982 along with deregulation Q repeal caused the S&L crisis.
    If you can decipher all this SH!t. If you cannot,watch it or hear it from the horses mouth, there was a PBS journalist, Bill Moyers on last weekend. He had one of the guys from Citibank, which helped the debacle happen, he comes clean with all the timelines and how and when it happened. Go to Bill Moyers and search, watch, Steagal Glass repeal. It will just bring you in the behind the reasons and how long it took the journalist to get to the bottom of the reason why we are were we are.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    Also the only man I admire for speaking up and calling on the government, predicting the recession Byron Dorgan (D) North Dakota, one of the few men who looked at what it was worth and stuck to his guns, to out the injustice of this bill and what we would be facing down the road, the 2007 to date, killing of america.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    applause to scottish mama! You rock! And banasy you did notice mr negative left the building right? Lol! Now if only the OWS would appoint a leader (my vote is still Philip) and lay out what it is EXACTLY what they want, progress would be forthcomming.

    January 31, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
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