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DC Occupiers Arrested For Non-Union Bldg

From a probably conflicted Associated Press:

Protesters arrested after building erected in DC

Mon Dec 5, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Park Police arrested dozens of Occupy D.C. protesters who refused to dismantle an unfinished wooden structure they built in a park overnight.

On Sunday morning, police told them they’d need a permit and gave them an hour to disassemble it.

Meanwhile, these same people are protesting on the streets and camping in the park without a permit.

The problem is probably that they are not union construction workers.

When the protesters failed to comply, officers arrested several protesters.

After an hours-long standoff, an inspector posted a notice on the structure and later more protesters inside it were arrested.

You see? A building inspector was called. DC doesn’t want to lose its building permit fees.

And probably even worse, this was probably built by non- union workers. And we can’t have that

Police say 31 people have been arrested and that they have dismantled the structure. By late Sunday, six protesters who had been on the roof came down aboard a cherry picker.

No protesters remained in the building and police remain at the encampment.

And the protesters are still at the encampment — without a permit.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 5th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “DC Occupiers Arrested For Non-Union Bldg”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    Great headline.

    In Richmond – I’m sure you guys didn’t miss it – when the Tea Party asked why OWS was allowed to occupy without permits, the city responded by auditing.. the Tea Party.

  2. canary says:

    Our states capital protesters were told to leave, but they are still there using it as a drug hub to get the sharing out there.

  3. heykev says:

    If these were Tea Party people “occupying” anything. They would be arrested, held and made to pay for damages — including monies spent on policing the parks. So why are these OWS folks getting off without even a slap on the wrist….so yeah, they are Socialists, just like our President.

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