‘Occupy Dallas’ Fighting To Stay At Campsite
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Protesters from the ‘Occupy Dallas’ camp are taking their case to court on Monday. After city officials threatened to force them out of downtown Dallas last week, protesters filed a temporary restraining order. This allowed the group to stay at the campsite.
The protest group is now fighting in court in order to continue living at their camp – where they have been for about five weeks. Their first campsite was located in Pioneer Park and they have since moved to Dallas City Hall.
Dallas officials said that the protesters have violated their agreement with the city. Those in the ‘Occupy Dallas’ group have been using Dallas City Hall restrooms and not keeping a clean campsite.
But there have also been more serious problems at the ‘Occupy Dallas’ camp. A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor. Child Protective Services seized a baby from the campsite. And a demonstration became violent last weekend, which led to an altercation with a police officer.
However, those in the ‘Occupy Dallas’ camp argue that they are not causing problems in the area. “City Hall gave us a list of demands and we compiled with all of them,” explained protester Rich C. “And we thought they would drop it after that. We’ve done everything they’ve asked.”