Police stop Occupy D.C. construction

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by Sarah Harper

Police have arrested several Occupy D.C. protesters who had started building what appeared to be a small barn in a park two blocks from the White House Sunday.

Police told protesters that they needed a permit and that they had an hour to disassemble it, according to USA Today.

This resulted in an hourslong standoff between police and protesters, during which about two dozen protesters were arrested, reported USA Today.

The New York Times wrote that the police brought in a cherry picker to get the protesters off the roof and an air mattress so they could land safely.

Protesters chanted, "We are stronger than your trucks and your horses and your riot gear and your orders," according to the New York Times.

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