Thursday, December 8, 2011

Council rejects Occupy Maine permit

As expected, the City Council has rejected Occupy Maine's request for a permit for Lincoln Park.  The next question is when and how to clear the park out.
At issue was whether the city should allow the group to stay in Portland’s oldest park despite an ordinance that forbids people from being there between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The council’s Public Safety Committee voted 3-0 last week to recommend that the council reject the permit request.

After the vote, John Branson, an attorney for the protesters, said the group will seek a court order to allow it to remain in the park.  Press Herald