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Police: 11 arrested at Occupy DC site

Sunday, February 05, 2012
RETRANSMITTED FOR ALTERNATE CROP - U.S. Park Police push Occupy DC demonstrators across a section of McPherson Square in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Dozens of Park Police officers in riot gear and on horseback converged before dawn Saturday on one of the nations last remaining Occupy sites, with police clearing the grounds of tents that they said were banned under park rules. Police said they were not evicting the protesters; those whose tents conformed to regulations were allowed to stay. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

RETRANSMITTED FOR ALTERNATE CROP - U.S. Park Police push Occupy DC demonstrators across a section of McPherson Square in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Dozens of Park Police officers in riot gear and on horseback converged before dawn Saturday on one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites, with police clearing the grounds of tents that they said were banned under park rules. Police said they were not evicting the protesters; those whose tents conformed to regulations were allowed to stay. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP Photo)

Authorities say 11 people have been arrested in Washington's McPherson Square since Park Police began clearing away tents from one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites.

David Schlosser, who is a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, said Sunday that one of those arrested was charged with felony assault on a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon. That person is accused of hitting an officer in the face with a brick Saturday evening. The officer was treated at a hospital.

Three others were charged with assault on a police officer.

Schlosser says officials are continuing to clear the park of unsanitary conditions, though so far Sunday things had remained mostly peaceful.

On Saturday night, the protesters vowed to continue their movement and urged followers to remain nonviolent.

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