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The National Park Service has ordered Occupy DC protesters to stop camping at the parks by Monday, or risk arrest.
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The National Park Service has ordered Occupy DC protesters to stop camping at the parks by Monday, or risk arrest.

Occupy DC protesters at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square have been ordered to stop camping at the parks on Monday, or risk arrest.

The National Park Service began taping fluorescent yellow fliers to tents at the two encampments Friday afternoon. The fliers say NPS will begin enforcing long-standing rules prohibiting overnight camping at the sites.

The move comes after a congressional hearing earlier in the week, where Republican lawmakers questioned why camping has been allowed at the site for months.

At Freedom Plaza, Jerry Jackson, who's been protesting at the camp for months, says he's not going anywhere.

"We've been here too long," he says. "Where we gonna go? I guarantee, if you come out here on Monday, these same tents will still be here."

NPS says to comply with the law, protesters must remove all materials used for sleeping and cooking from the park, and leave one side of all temporary structures open at all times.

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