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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fwd: OpEdNews: Police Raid Occupy DC/McPherson Park, With Helicopters

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Well, it's happened. McPherson Park, home of Occupy DC, one of the last remaining major Occupied territories, has been attacked by police, in spite of a judicial order preventing the police from evicting the occupiers.
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OCCUPY DC : 5:35AM. Cops attack McPherson Park!
Forty cops on horseback and another forty on motor cycles roared into McPherson Park this morning at 5:35 AM Saturday Feb.4, 2012.
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