Occupy D.C. asks judge to block eviction attempts
WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of the Occupy D.C. movement are asking a judge to block the federal government from evicting them and confiscating their tents.
In court papers filed Wednesday, a lawyer for the group says he's concerned that U.S. Park Police may seize the tents and other property from the demonstrators at McPherson Square.
The court papers say police have taken property belonging to the protesters without notice and without giving them a chance to recover the items.
An order from a judge last month required the government to give the protesters 24-hour notice if it plans to enforce regulations prohibiting camping or sleeping in the square.
But Jeffrey Light, a lawyer with the demonstrators, is asking for the government to be permanently prevented from removing tents.