At 10pm Sunday night, the permit for the October2011 Movement to stay at Freedom Plaza expired.
Code Pink’s Josie Lenwell (right) and Media Benjamin (center) dance with the boisterous crowd.
Waiting to be arrested by Washinton D.C. Police, protesters held an outdoor dance party that attracted hundreds and lasted well into the early morning.
As the sun rose on Monday, they woke up to a free breakfast catered by Busboys and Poets and no police:
Andy Shallal, the owner of Busboys and Poets, pouring coffee.
Meanwhile, at McPherson Square, Occupy DC protestors prepared for a new day. At the corner stood McDavid Givens welcoming commuters with a sign that said, “Good Morning D.C.!!~ the 99%.” Givens traveled from central Kentucky to be a part of Occupy DC. “A lot of people are struggling where I’m from,” he said.” I came here with a commitment to spend a month protesting in D.C., but, now that I’m here, I’ll stay for as long as it takes.”
Police set a new deadline of 2 pm on Monday for protestors to vacate Freedom Plaza.
PHOTOGRAPHS by LUCIAN PERKINS / facingchange.org