Members of one of the last major Occupy encampments are making a last-minute court effort to stave off eviction from public land in Washington.
A federal judge is hearing arguments Tuesday on a request to bar the National Park Service from enforcing a ban on camping that would affect the Occupy DC sites.
The ban went into effect at noon Monday at the two Occupy encampments at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. But protesters still remain there.
A separate request seeks to prevent the police from destroying tents and other belongings of the protesters.
The hearing takes place in U.S. District Court before Judge James Boasberg.