Skip to comments.CMPD to Occupy (Occupy Charlotte): No permission to camp out
Posted on 09/02/2012 9:24:36 AM PDT by Qbert
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tents have popped up in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte overnight, and the people in them say law or no law, they're not moving.
The new group of Occupiers returned to uptown early Saturday morning, saying that just like delegates, they need a place to sleep.
They also want to make their voices heard by "occupying" a public space during the convention.
Charlotte city leaders created the new rules with the DNC in mind, even clearing an Occupy Charlotte encampment at City Hall in January.
But the Occupiers are back -- and are camping in Marshall Park under the watchful eyes of dozens of police officers.
"Our understanding with the city is we should not be bothered by police officers," said Michael Zytkow, who called himself a liaison between the city and the occupy movement.
"We'll be able to maintain our occupation."
But Saturday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police sent a statement to NewsChannel 36 saying no permission had been given.
"Local law enforcement is assessing the situation and will evaluate enforcement options to ensure public safety. The city's intent is to have a peaceful and successful convention."
Miller said that's the campers' intentions too, and they have no plans to leave.
"I'm prepared to be arrested for doing what I know is right," he said.
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Pelosi’s People need a place to rape and pillage during the DNC.
Democrats, you conceived and bore this child, too late to abort... now he’s your problem...
“”Our understanding with the city is we should not be bothered by police officers,” said Michael Zytkow, who called himself a liaison between the city and the occupy movement.”
Wow. So these morons can do whatever they want? Grab your popcorn..
Did these guys also show up at the RNC? If they did, I didn’t hear about it.
The Occupy “movement” has jumped the shark - especially when they protest during the DNC. I guess they just want to make sure the dems stay true to the marxist ideology they’ve been following for the past 40 years - especially the last 4 years.
Also - I’ve never quite understood the point of their “occupation”. Is it to just be a nusance and tick everyone off? If so, then they were successful. How can they lawfully take over a public park so that no one else can use it?
Is it to just create the possibility for some kind of confrontation that might turn violent? That’s the only thing that makes sense to me. But to what purpose. Do they just want to get their 15 min. of fame, to start a revolution?
Or, I guess it’s possible that they are just a bunch of idiots who need something to make themselves feel relevant. Pretty pathetic.
Yeah, right. The laws don't apply to liberal protesters. Wait til dems 'sistah soulja' them.... that's when it'll get pathetic....