Many of the protesters who have made camp in Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington thought Monday would end with their arrests. By early evening, their organizers said they had been invited to stay.
The National Park Service, which grants permits for use of federal parkland, did not see it the same way.
The Park Service had met with organizers of the Stop the Machine group, which has camped since Thursday in the plaza just east of the White House.
But, said Park Service spokesman Bill Line, “nothing was agreed upon.”
Here are some pictures of the protestors at Freedom Plaza. As you might be able to tell from the pictures, this is a rather motley crew of people. Also there aren't all that many of them.
But then again this is what goes on when you live in Washington.