U.S. Park Police Arrest 31 Occupiers Over Wooden Structure
December 05, 2011
U.S. Park Police officers arrested 31 Occupy D.C. protesters who had erected a wooden structure in a park two blocks from the White House.
Officers used a cherry picker to pluck several protesters from the roof of the structure on Sunday night, and attempted to coax others to jump onto an inflated cushion, reports the New York Times.
The structure had been declared unsafe, and protesters ignored lawful orders from officers to come down from it.
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TripWire @ 12/6/2011 9:47 AM
It's about time that some departments are finally taking charge and dealing with these wackos. These so called "occupiers" have been breaking the law and getting away with it for far too long. I would never want to tell anybody that they don't have a right to address a grievance, but I cannot support it. They have no coherent message or unity of purpose, and it seems that their only common demand is that they get the government to pay for their college education and healthcare and be given a well paying job. So far they have enjoyed the mainstream media's support as well as a large segment of the people, but that support is fading fast as more people see through their carefully crafted facade and seeing this as nothing more then a bunch of lazy, entitled brats throwing a temper tantrum.
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