The city severed its contract with Occupy Dallas protesters late Wednesday night, permitting dozens of officers on horseback and in riot gear to clear the encampment and arrest anyone who refused to leave after 1 a.m.
Protesters from the ‘Occupy Dallas’ camp are taking their case to court on Monday, hoping to stay in the campsite which they call home.
Police Chief David Brown has placed an officer on restrictive duty after internal investigators found a YouTube video showing the off-duty officer shoving an Occupy Dallas protester off a planter while working a security shift.
Occupy Dallas took their defense to the courtroom Wednesday, seeking a temporary restraining order against the city’s ultimatum that they clean up their campgrounds by Saturday at 5 p.m. or face eviction.
The city has given Occupy Dallas protestors until 5 p.m. Saturday to correct a number of violations to avoid having their contract agreement with the city severed.
Hundreds of protesters from the Highland Hills area of South Dallas marched across the Houston Street Viaduct into downtown Dallas Saturday. They object to the city’s plan to greatly expand the amount of garbage going to the nearby McCommas Bluff Landfill.
CBS 11 News was on the scene as police officers and CPS agents took custody of a 9-month-old boy at the ‘Occupy Dallas’ campsite.
A pair of pre-dawn confrontations between Austin police and Occupy Austin protesters led to 38 arrests Sunday.
Occupy Dallas found themselves toe-to-toe with police officers again today. But it was a far different scene than Monday’s clash in downtown.
A spokeswoman says the group can’t promise there won’t be another physical confrontation with officers.
CBS 11 News has learned of an investigation into the possible sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl at the Occupy Dallas campsite.
Governor Perry will be in North Texas today and a group of parents worried about state budget cuts to their kids school are ready to meet him.