Occupy DC protestors arrested for attacking counter-protestor

It wasn't much of an attack - all they did was rip a sign out his hands that said "Get a Job." But it was enough to get the Occupy DC protestors arrested for assault.

Washington Post:

Two Occupy D.C. protesters in McPherson Square were charged with assault Friday after they allegedly ripped a sign out of the hands of a counter-protester, according to the U.S. Park Police.

For the second consecutive day, a man has held signs stating "get a job" and "we want R Park back" in front of the encampment at McPherson Square on K Street NW.

According to police, the protesters were arrested after they ripped the signs out of man's hands Friday afternoon.

"They didn't hit me, just knocked out the sign," said Joe Bellows, 40. "It's been two and half months. Why should they be allowed to be here?"

Police did not immediately identify the people arrested. After the arrests, three Park Police officers took positions near Bellows as he continued his protest.

Meanwhile, four Occupy D.C. protesters stood next to Bellows holding a sign saying "I'm a D Bag" and another that included an expletive.

Charming. Apparently the right to protest only extends to those who think a certain way.

I'm surprised there hasn't been more of this, except it's hard for working people to take off in the middle of the day to stand around protesting the slovenly horde who are camped out at these OWS demonstrations. And who wants to hang around this circus after a long day on the job? They just aren't important enough to take very seriously.


It wasn't much of an attack - all they did was rip a sign out his hands that said "Get a Job." But it was enough to get the Occupy DC protestors arrested for assault.

Washington Post:

Two Occupy D.C. protesters in McPherson Square were charged with assault Friday after they allegedly ripped a sign out of the hands of a counter-protester, according to the U.S. Park Police.

For the second consecutive day, a man has held signs stating "get a job" and "we want R Park back" in front of the encampment at McPherson Square on K Street NW.

According to police, the protesters were arrested after they ripped the signs out of man's hands Friday afternoon.

"They didn't hit me, just knocked out the sign," said Joe Bellows, 40. "It's been two and half months. Why should they be allowed to be here?"

Police did not immediately identify the people arrested. After the arrests, three Park Police officers took positions near Bellows as he continued his protest.

Meanwhile, four Occupy D.C. protesters stood next to Bellows holding a sign saying "I'm a D Bag" and another that included an expletive.

Charming. Apparently the right to protest only extends to those who think a certain way.

I'm surprised there hasn't been more of this, except it's hard for working people to take off in the middle of the day to stand around protesting the slovenly horde who are camped out at these OWS demonstrations. And who wants to hang around this circus after a long day on the job? They just aren't important enough to take very seriously.


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