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DPS cuts Occupy Austinís Capitol protest short
The Austin Statesman ^ | November 26, 2011 | Ciara O'Rourke

Posted on 11/26/2011 3:15:58 PM PST by cweese

Update, 5 p.m.

Occupy Austin protestors left the Capitol peacefully after Texas Department of Public Safety troopers notified them that they could only stay for three hours in a 24 hour period without a permit.

DPS officials weren’t immediately available to comment on the rules surrounding protests on Capitol grounds. Troopers at the Capitol declined to comment.

Update, 3:50 p.m.

About 30 protestors have now gathered at the Capitol. Ihor Gowda, who has participated with Occupy Austin since its inception in October, said that troopers with the Department of Public Safety have informed protestors that there is a 10 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew for group activities.

Gowda said the protestors will “likely observe that.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; capitol; occupy; occupywallstreet
The fleabaggers in Austin have tried to relocate to the State Capitol grounds. The rules for protesting there are different than those at city hall, and they'll only be able to protest for 3h per day without a permit. Poor crybabies.
1 posted on 11/26/2011 3:15:59 PM PST by cweese
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Three hours a day is adequate for freedom of speech and assembly. “Occupation” in the sense of public nuisance, disturbing the peace, and creating a health hazard is not what the First Amendment is about.

2 posted on 11/26/2011 5:07:57 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Well said!

3 posted on 11/26/2011 5:11:30 PM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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