31 Occupy D.C. protestors arrested after confrontation with U.S. Park Police
December 4, 2011
A lone protester awaits to be arrested as he sat on top of the wooden building Occupy D.C. constructed in McPherson Square. 31 protestors were arrested that day.
Summary: OccupyD.C.'s overnight construction of a large wooden structure in McPherson Square ended two months of relatively peaceful coexistence with the U.S. Park Police, who said that the building appeared to be a permanent structure and was therefore illegal. Occupy D.C. said that they were building it to protect themselves from increasingly cold weather. Protesters defied repeated orders to abandon the building and take it down âEUR" setting the stage for a day long standoff âEUR" which ended in 31 arrests and the destruction of the building by the Park Police.