HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Gray wants Occupy protest...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 09:37 PM

Gray wants Occupy protesters removed from McPherson Square

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike-debonis/post/gray-wants-occupy-protesters-removed-from-mcpherson-square/2012/01/12/gIQAz9gYuP_blog.html?tid=ts_carousel

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 01/12/2012
Gray wants Occupy protesters removed from McPherson Square
By Mike DeBonis

McPherson Square protesters have hunkered down for the cold weather. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST) UPDATED 8:35 P.M.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray called on the National Park Service today to remove protesters from McPherson Square to “allow for elimination of the rat infestation, clean up, and restoration” of the downtown park.

In a letter to Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, Gray suggests moving the McPherson protesters, who have camped in the park since October, to a separate encampment at Freedom Plaza. snip

The McPherson Square site, Akhter said, “has some serious concerns that should be addressed immediately.” The problems include an ongoing risk of hypothermia, fire threats from the use of candles and propane heaters, inadequate food sanitation and a rodent infestation that is “clearly visible even during daylight hours.”

14 replies, 3033 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 14 replies Author Time Post
Reply Gray wants Occupy protesters removed from McPherson Square (Original post)
wordpix Jan 2012 OP
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #1
wordpix Jan 2012 #2
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #3
brooklynite Jan 2012 #4
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #5
wordpix Jan 2012 #9
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #11
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2012 #14
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 #6
CBHagman Jan 2012 #7
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 #8
alp227 Jan 2012 #10
wordpix Jan 2012 #12
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2012 #13

Response to wordpix (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:14 PM

1. Does OWS Bother Your Precious Little Mind?

awwwwwwwwwwwwww

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to fascisthunter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. Not at all, I support OWS

What's your point? People aren't interested in what's happening in DC?

You are rude in a big way.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wordpix (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:25 PM

3. Good Lord, not you, MAYOR GRAY!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to fascisthunter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:33 PM

4. No more, I suspect, than the campers that hang out in Lafayette Sq...

...but I suspect the health problems of a lot of concentrated protestors is a relevant issue for local Government.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:38 PM

5. Funny thing is, OWS is so relevant that there is an effort to shut them down

it's always important to know what is relevant.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to fascisthunter (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:44 PM

9. rat infestations and hypothermia are not relevant, then?

I think they are, as are the issues brought up by OWS and ODC.

They mayor is not a bad guy and apparently the problems are big enough to warrant this change. He's asking them to move to Freedom Plaza, not "shut them down."

of course, you have to read the entire article and not just jump to conclusions to get it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wordpix (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 12:11 AM

11. nah... DC rats are more of an issue

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 12:45 AM

14. You do know there is this thing about Occupying Congress on the 17

yes there will be a rat problem (from city father's perspective), as in a bunch of OWSers coming from all over the country...

Here is some background. You know who is leaning HARD on the Mayor and the Park Service. The Chairman of the Oversight Committee... Mr. Daryl Issa.

Mr, Issa has a problem with the type of non furry rats. Last time the locals showed up at his office to turn in a letter, he called the cops and closed the office. He really has an issue with the non furry, bipedal type of rats.

Yes, he is from just north of here, What do you want to know on Mr. Issa and his antics?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wordpix (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:48 PM

6. #Occupiers should

 

1. Immediately prove there is no rat infestation, and
2. Sue the city for libel.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:31 PM

7. No, they're suggesting they move to where the other Occupy DC encampment is.

The Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Square is in a space under the jurisdiction of the Park Police and has been there for months. But the rat infestation has been reported for some time.

I do not recommend camping beside a rats' nest, for this is what we are talking about.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CBHagman (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:37 PM

8. Ah...okay, thanks. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wordpix (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:02 AM

10. Rat infestation in DC? WHO KNEW?

Oh wait, not Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Gohmert...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 12:17 AM

12. that would make a great cartoon

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wordpix (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 12:37 AM

13. This is a recording...

Is the 17th worrying you mayor, or is Darrel Issa quite bothersome?

I should not even post this for other reasons, but hey minds want to know,

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread