Skip to comments.31 Arrests Over Occupy DC Structure
Posted on 12/05/2011 5:03:11 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
Police tied ropes around several Occupy DC protesters and plucked them off the roof of a temporary structure in the McPherson Square on Sunday night, capping a contentious day between law enforcement and demonstrators.
At the end of Sunday night, 31 had been taken into police custody.
The clash was set off by am approximately 20-foot-high structure, built by protesters overnight Saturday without a permit. Park Police declared the shack-like structure a safety hazard and ordered it removed Sunday.
Spokesperson Sgt. David Schlosser told News4: "Park Police and the National Park Service firmly support people's first amendment rights to assemble and to seek redress from their government. In this instance, the issue is a life safety issue, the structural integrity of the building."
The Occupy DC group insisted that the structure, constructed out of plywood and 2x4's, met health and safety requirements.
The City Paper's Lydia DePillis reports that one of the structure's architects, Cecelia Azerduy, dubbed it "the People's Pentagon."
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcwashington.com ...
I’m shocked police let the structure get that large in the first place.
This is not what our forefathers intended.
If the cops didn’t get them, the unions would have.
I think their mistake was using actual plywood. Should have gone with the pressboard and Tyvec to make a more typical tract mansion.
Well, we know it wasn’t the Amish. If they’s started on Saturday night, but Sunday it would have been under roof, and furnished.
Should have stuck to playing with Legos...
I guess these kids didn’t know there is a difference between protesting and homesteading.
No It shouldn’t have gotten past unloading the lumber.
Was it built by union carpenters?
If they were willing to work as hard at getting a job as they are at getting handouts ...
Not safe? Why, it looks *perfectly* safe! [rolls eyes]
Awww. Isn’t that cute. The kiddies are building a clubhouse.
Cecelia Azerduy doesn’t sound amish-must be a state dept. visa holder from the spring campain overseas.
going for that tetra-deca-hedonal-cannabinol architecture.
“Police tied ropes around several Occupy DC protestors...”
Did the cops tie the ropes around the necks of the protestors?
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