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Washington Protesters Intend To Overstay Permit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Organizers of an anti-war and anti-corporate greed protest in Washington say they intend to continue their demonstration longer than originally planned.

Although the October 2011 Stop the Machine demonstration was scheduled to wrap up Sunday, U.S. Park Police say the permit for the protest technically runs through Monday. The extra time is
meant to allow the demonstrators to break down their stage and other equipment.

But protest organizer Maria Allwine says she and other protesters intend to remain in Freedom Plaza, near the White House, indefinitely. She calls it an "occupation."

Park police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser says it's not clear yet what police will do if demonstrators try to stay in the plaza past Monday.

The protest marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

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