Park Police Offer DC Protesters 4-Month Extension

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Park Police have offered demonstrators in an anti-war and anti-corporate greed protest in downtown Washington a 4-month extension of their permit.

The protesters have spent the past four days camping in the city's Freedom Plaza near the White House. They say they are discussing the offer.

October 2011/Stop the Machine has scheduled other marches and rallies throughout the week. Its permit had been set to expire on Monday and organizers said they had planned to stay put anyway.

The group began camping in Freedom Plaza on Thursday, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan on Friday. But those passionate about a variety of causes came to camp out with complaints about issues ranging from health care to home foreclosures and education spending.

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