Posts Tagged ‘occupy dc’

The Needle: Up Twinkles

Bundle of Love: Occupy D.C. members have created a handy map showing where the District's bundled campaign donations are coming from. The map's easier to use than the Office of Campaign Finance's creaky online database, although just about anything would be. There are lots of bundlers in the District, but Baltimore and [...]

Photos: May Day March

Slideshow.  Malcolm X Park to the White House, May 1st.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Man Sleeping

Freedom Plaza, Feb. 14th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Man Feeding Sparrows

Freedom Plaza, Feb. 14th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Freedom Plaza Left Mostly Intact

The Park Service police's confrontation with the Occupy protesters at Freedom Plaza was a much more chill encounter than Saturday's clean up of McPherson Square, the Examiner reports:
At Freedom Plaza on Sunday, several dozen protesters calmly watched police go through tents from behind barriers, occasionally chanting and singing. Two pulled up lawn chairs to watch [...]

Occupy D.C., De-Occupied

Yesterday morning, Park Service police entered McPherson Square and began pulling down tents—after making an agreement that tents, sans bedding, could stay up in protest. Lydia DePillis wrote yesterday over at Housing Complex:
Early this morning, the Park Police rolled into McPherson Square, set up barricades, took down the Tent of Dreams, distributed blue flyers describing [...]

Photo: Man Behind Banner

McPherson Square, Feb. 1st.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Occupy Jan. 31st

Man held by NPS after trying to remove the "Tent of Dreams" tarp from the statue.

McPherson Square, Jan. 31st.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Occupy the Sky

McPherson Square, Jan. 31st.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Occupy Tent of Dreams

Slideshow McPherson Square, Jan. 30th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Occupy Alfalfa Club

Slideshow NSFW. Around 16th and K St. NW.  Jan. 28th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

About That $1.6 Million Occupy D.C. Cost Estimate

Local freedom of speech and privacy advocates at the Partnership for Civil Justice are upset about Mayor Vince Gray's testimony that local government has spent $1.6 million on Occupy D.C.
They write in a release, "The Tea Party-backed Congresspeople and the Mayor are promoting a false narrative" and claim that D.C. government has conspired to inflate costs—citing [...]

Occupy the Supreme Court

Photo Slideshow, 1 First St., NE.  Jan. 20th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Occupy Conference of Mayors

Photo Slideshow.  1000 Block 16th St., NW.  Jan. 19th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Occupy Congress

Photo Slideshow. Jan. 17th. Capitol Bld.  © 2012 Matt Dunn