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Tue November 22, 2011
Occupy Updates: L.A. Offers Space, Marchers Arrive In D.C.
A small group of Occupy Wall Street supporters who have taken two weeks to walk from New York to Washington, D.C., arrived in the nation's capital today, The Washington Post reports. They're hoping to temporarily occupy a patch of land on the National Mall.
That's one bit of Occupy-related news today. Others:
"Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall," several demonstrators who are involved in the negotiations tell the Los Angeles Times.
Elsewhere, "a day after police cleared the last of three Occupy Oakland camps, another popped up overnight, this time in West Oakland on a property that is reportedly in foreclosure," the Contra Costa Times reports.
In Michigan, meanwhile, "Occupy Detroit's time in Grand Circus Park is up," The Detroit News says. The group's one-month permit to camp there expired at 11:59 p.m. Monday. Now, after cleaning the area as the protesters promised to do, they're planning to use the park for rallies.
And in New York, where the Occupy Wall Street movement began, news outlets have sent letters to city officials "complaining about the police handling of journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street protests and called for meetings to address their concerns," The Huffington Post says.
There's news from outside the U.S. as well. According to Canada's National Post, "Occupy Calgary tents were removed overnight and those who remained at the city's Olympic Plaza were given court summons for illegally camping in the park." Protesters also faced eviction in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, the newspaper says.
Of course, there's also the ongoing attention being paid to the incident Friday at University of California, Davis, where police pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters.