WASHINGTON — U.S. Park Police reminded demonstrators at two Washington sites where Occupy protesters have been demonstrating for months of a no-camping rule. There were no arrests.
Sgt. David Schlosser, a Park Police spokesman, said the Park Police had begun enforcing the camping ban Monday by reminding demonstrators of the regulation and encouraging them to pack up their stuff. He said some demonstrators had already done so, although he didn't know how many.
He declined to discuss a timeline for eviction or whether officers would return Monday night or Tuesday morning, though he said the camping ban pertained not only to sleeping on the grounds but also to possessing bedding materials like blankets and pillows.
The National Park Service warned protesters Friday at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza that those who violate the camping rule beginning Monday at noon will be subject to arrest.