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Occupy D.C.: 11 arrested while protesting National Defense Authorization Act

Protesters from the Occupy movement march in front of the White House on Dec. 7. (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS)

The $662 billion measure approved by both houses of Congress would significantly expand the military’s power to detain terrorism suspects indefinitely. The group was demanding President Obama veto the bill.

Protesters were arrested after getting “too close” to the White House gates, according to Occupy D.C.’s Twitter feed. A roundup of photos and tweets from the protest are after the jump.

View Photo Gallery: After a week without food, protesters are feeling the effects of deprivation but remain committed to their cause.

Meanwhile, after three of his fellow protesters broke their 11-day hunger strike Monday afternoon, Adrian Parsons is still continuing on without food. Tuesday, he vowed to remain striking until Christmas and used Twitter to document visits from the D.C. Department of Health, interact with reporters and retweet his supporters.

@DOHdc second visit to #hungerstrike, occured this AM. “we’re not concerned about your politics, we’re concerned about your health.” (1/2)Tue Dec 20 15:19:25 via Twitter for iPadAdrian Parsons

More on Occupy D.C.:

Occupy D.C. protesters go to Baltimore church

One D.C. hunger striker persists

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