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DC demonstrators in process of permit extension

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Posted: Oct 11, 2011 10:23 AM
DC demonstrators in process of permit extension

Demonstrators who have spent five days camping in downtown Washington to protest war and other causes say they've requested a four-month extension of their permit. However, a spokesman for the National Park Service says nothing has been finalized.

Protester Kevin Zeese met with park officials Monday to discuss an extension. He says the group sent an e-mail Monday evening requesting the change after the group's original permit expired. Zeese says park service officials sent a reply saying they would send the group's request through an approval process. Zeese says demonstrators who've talked with park service officials believe that's a formality.

Park Service spokesman Bill Line said Tuesday he was not aware of the e-mail request and that nothing had been finalized.