kagerrr submitted:
December 4th, 2011 @ 2:35:21 PM @ McPherson Square in Washington, D.C.
My name is Katie Hager, I am a photographer for Snaperture Art.  I came to D.C. for a couple of reasons, but one was to be an observer of Occupy D.C. When I arrived, I snapped hundreds upon hundreds of shots and stayed until the late hours of December 4th.  I have caught many shots in hopes of preserving this historic and beautiful event. This is one of those images. 
I have many more and will be sending a Flickr link with most of the photos.  If anyone spots anyone else in the photographs and can identify them, please let me know.

kagerrr submitted:

December 4th, 2011 @ 2:35:21 PM @ McPherson Square in Washington, D.C.

My name is Katie Hager, I am a photographer for Snaperture Art.  I came to D.C. for a couple of reasons, but one was to be an observer of Occupy D.C. When I arrived, I snapped hundreds upon hundreds of shots and stayed until the late hours of December 4th.  I have caught many shots in hopes of preserving this historic and beautiful event. This is one of those images. 

I have many more and will be sending a Flickr link with most of the photos.  If anyone spots anyone else in the photographs and can identify them, please let me know.

Standoff ends between police and Occupy DC protesters

An hours-long standoff between police and Occupy DC protesters ended Sunday night after officers forcibly removed several people clinging to a wood structure erected earlier in the district’s McPherson Square.

A total of 31 people were arrested over the course of the day, according to U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser.

The standoff started shortly before 11 a.m. as park police surrounded the structure built overnight as a place where protesters could stay warm in the winter and hold their daily general assembly meetings, according to Wade Simmons, one of the Occupy demonstrators.

Police ordered the structure taken down around noon Sunday, a post on the Occupy DC website reported, but some people remained perched on top of or inside the building, which was donated by a father-son architect team. As many as 200 people gathered at the park to watch the standoff.

Schlosser said the protesters had not gone through proper permitting procedures for the structure and “police had safety concerns regarding structural integrity.” A city inspector was brought in to examine the building and deemed it unsafe, posting orange “danger” signs on its shell.

Shortly before 7 p.m., police pulled an armored truck alongside the structure and two officers standing on the vehicle’s roof could be seen negotiating with six remaining protesters — down from a high of 22 earlier in the day.

After several minutes of discussions, two of the protesters voluntarily jumped from the structure onto an inflatable pad brought in by authorities. A third was brought down willingly by an officer in a police cherrypicker. Two others were forcibly pulled into the cherrypicker after two officers tied a safety rope around them.

The last remaining protester was eventually removed in an effort that involved four officers who had to use pepper spray to get him to release his grip on the structure’s beams.

Onlookers chanted “Let him go!” and “The whole world is watching.”

Earlier, police put up barriers around the structure and cordoned off nearby streets with yellow tape as protesters chanted, “This is a nonviolent movement,” and, “Put the pepper spray away.”

Fifteen of the 31 people detained by police were arrested for crossing the police line. The other 15 were charged with disobeying a lawful order after police ordered them to vacate the structure. The last protester removed from the building was charged with resisting arrest, indecent exposure and urinating in public.

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The 99% Converge on Capitol Hill December 5-9th

Join thousands of 99%-ers who are coming to Washington, DC during the first week of December to take back the Capitol from corporate control.
We can have a real impact as Congress deliberates the extension of unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2 million people and other important budget and tax measures.
It’s time for the 99% to be a visible, peaceful presence on Capitol Hill. By day we’ll show up at Congressional hearings and K Street lobbyists’ offices, and by night we’ll crash in church auditoriums, union halls, and in tents around the Capitol.
Our goal is to remind Congress to represent all Americans—not just the richest 1%.
Join the Action
WHEN
Most folks will arrive in DC on December 5 and head home on December 9, 2011.
WHERE
The People’s Camp on the mall (near 14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW) will serve as our home base where we pitch our tents and enjoy teach-ins, seminars, music, and other entertainment.
WHAT
Thousands will converge on the nation’s capital to show Congress what democracy looks like, shine a light on corporate greed and the human suffering it has caused, and demand justice for the 99%. For four days we’ll hold spirited but peaceful actions, speak-outs, and protests—from the halls of the Capitol to the offices on K Street—as well as spend time together learning and sharing stories, ideas, and inspiration.
A few highlights:
Monday, December 5 – Set up the People’s Camp. After checking in, pitching tents, and creating signs and banners, an orientation and entertainment will be hosted by OurDC, a local organization of unemployed and underemployed 99%-ers.
Tuesday, December 6 – Take Back the People’s House. From the People’s Camp, we’ll form groups and fan out to congressional offices, remind members of Congress that the Capitol is the People’s House, and demand that theyrepresent the 99%.
Wednesday, December 7- “Make Wall Street Pay.” We’ll swarm K Street, the lobbying center for the world’s most powerful corporations, and track down those responsible for crashing the economy and causing millions of 99%ers to lose their jobs and homes—while failing to pay their fair share of taxes.
Thursday, December 8 – Demand Justice for the 99%. The day’s events will include multiple speak-outs throughout the Capitol, a national prayer vigil with unemployed folks and faith leaders, a mass march on key congressional leaders, and a lively jubilee action.
Friday, December 9 – Take It Home. We’ll pack it up and head home, where we need to keep the pressure on our representatives in Congress to do right by the 99%.
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The 99% Converge on Capitol Hill December 5-9th

Join thousands of 99%-ers who are coming to Washington, DC during the first week of December to take back the Capitol from corporate control.

We can have a real impact as Congress deliberates the extension of unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2 million people and other important budget and tax measures.

It’s time for the 99% to be a visible, peaceful presence on Capitol Hill. By day we’ll show up at Congressional hearings and K Street lobbyists’ offices, and by night we’ll crash in church auditoriums, union halls, and in tents around the Capitol.

Our goal is to remind Congress to represent all Americans—not just the richest 1%.

Join the Action

WHEN

Most folks will arrive in DC on December 5 and head home on December 9, 2011.

WHERE

  • The People’s Camp on the mall (near 14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW) will serve as our home base where we pitch our tents and enjoy teach-ins, seminars, music, and other entertainment.

WHAT

Thousands will converge on the nation’s capital to show Congress what democracy looks like, shine a light on corporate greed and the human suffering it has caused, and demand justice for the 99%. For four days we’ll hold spirited but peaceful actions, speak-outs, and protests—from the halls of the Capitol to the offices on K Street—as well as spend time together learning and sharing stories, ideas, and inspiration.

A few highlights:

  • Monday, December 5 – Set up the People’s Camp. After checking in, pitching tents, and creating signs and banners, an orientation and entertainment will be hosted by OurDC, a local organization of unemployed and underemployed 99%-ers.
  • Tuesday, December 6 – Take Back the People’s House. From the People’s Camp, we’ll form groups and fan out to congressional offices, remind members of Congress that the Capitol is the People’s House, and demand that theyrepresent the 99%.
  • Wednesday, December 7- “Make Wall Street Pay.” We’ll swarm K Street, the lobbying center for the world’s most powerful corporations, and track down those responsible for crashing the economy and causing millions of 99%ers to lose their jobs and homes—while failing to pay their fair share of taxes.
  • Thursday, December 8 – Demand Justice for the 99%. The day’s events will include multiple speak-outs throughout the Capitol, a national prayer vigil with unemployed folks and faith leaders, a mass march on key congressional leaders, and a lively jubilee action.
  • Friday, December 9 – Take It Home. We’ll pack it up and head home, where we need to keep the pressure on our representatives in Congress to do right by the 99%.

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