Occupy Dallas Campsite Can Stay If No Laws Broken

DALLAS (AP) – An attorney for Occupy Dallas says protesters can stay at a campsite near City Hall four more weeks as long as they obey the law.

Jonathan Winocour said the agreement was reached with the city during a meeting Wednesday.

Protesters are trying to raise awareness about corporate greed and economic inequality. They say they will keep their campsite clean so they don’t get kicked out.

On Tuesday, a federal judge cleared the way for the city to close the campsite.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said public safety and health conditions are a “paramount concern.”

The city last week alleged protesters violated an agreement allowing the campsite. The city noted reports of an alleged sexual assault of a child, the removal of a baby over possible endangerment and trespassing arrests.

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One Comment

  1. YRofTexas says:

    After all this time, getting no where except bad publicity, what purpose do they serve?
    They have become nothing more than squatters, evoking their own small minded agendas, with an anti-American flair.
    Move them along, as some cities have done with
    flocks of unwanted crows, geckles and sparrows. Make a lot of noise and scare them away!

    Boo! Shoo!! Go away!!!

  2. David L. Schrader says:

    A Federal Judge authorzed the removal of these Socialists. If they want Socialism, go to a Socialist Country and stop runing our’s. The comments I have herd them make do not make sense. All they want tis something for nothing. It sems our Administration is too spineless to keep law and order. It must be time fr a change in our Administration.

  3. Jason says:

    Very cool! OCCUPY fellow Dallasites 🙂

  4. Kandy says:

    Jerry needs to look a little closer. “get a job”! Really! I think if he listens to the stories of “the 99%”, he’ll discover they’ve been looking. Open your eyes Jerry…and your mind.

  5. Wilcox says:

    Well, Hope Occupy Dallas grunts can keep Steve Benavides from choking anymore of the Occupy Dallas leadership. It must be demeaning for OD leaders like Benavides to be told in order to stay at designated campsite they behave themselves and brush their teeth before they go to bed. What are they accomplishing, nothing?

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