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Occupy D.C. protesters arrested in standoff over makeshift shelter at McPherson Sq.

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/05/2011

Pamela Constable and Fredrick Kunkle

The Occupy D.C. campaign, largely peaceful since its launch two months ago, turned confrontational Sunday when police detained 31 protesters during a tense day-long standoff in McPherson Square. It was the first case of mass arrests at the group's base camp in Washington, and the clash resembled those between police and Occupy protesters in other cities across the country.

The day began with a seemingly minor dispute over a 15-foot-tall wood shelter that protesters put up Saturday night in the park's grassy southwest corner. But it soon escalated into a noisy downtown disruption and a psychological turning point in the protests after a group of demonstrators defied repeated orders by the U.S. Park Police to dismantle and abandon the half-built shed.

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"Occupy D.C. protesters arrested in standoff over makeshift shelter at McPherson Sq.", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 04/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/occupy-d-c-protesters-arrested-in-standoff-over-makeshift-shelter-at-mcpherson-sq-