Labor's Pains

Friday, January 13, 2012

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray: Occupy DC Should Be Evicted

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray: Occupy DC Should Be Evicted

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has turned up the pressure on the federal government to remove the Occupy DC encampment from McPherson Square.

In a letter to the National Park Service, which has jurisdiction over McPherson Square, the mayor cited rat infestations and other public health concerns to justify the eviction.

As The Washington Post reported Thursday evening, Gray's letter was accompanied by a memorandum from the city's health director, Mohammed Akhter, who has previously expressed his concerns with sanitation and public health issues inside the McPherson Square camp.

The group first gathered at the park on Oct. 1

LP - It is very interesting that this comes out right before Occupy Congress movement and once again it's over cleaning issues. Washington DC continues to want to be the city that you can eat food off the ground. Why don't they just shoot smoke bomb canisters at them and have the cops beat on them.

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