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  • Occupy New Haven protesters given reprieve (VIDEO)

    03/14/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Occupy New Haven activists faced a deadline to leave the city Green, but a federal judge ruled Wednesday that they can stay for at least two weeks while their case is heard in court. The office of New Haven mayor John DeStefano released a statement Wednesday that said, "Any structures or personal belongings on the Green after noon (Wednesday) are subject to removal and may be discarded." Lawyers for the Occupy group said the activists' free speech rights are at stake, and they were seeking a court order barring any eviction. "We're going to have to use those two weeks...
  • City tells Occupy New Haven members to leave Green by noon Wednesday (video)

    03/12/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    City officials today told members of the Occupy New Haven movement that Wednesday is the last day they will be allowed to have their encampment on the Green. Wednesday is the last day “tents, structures and other materials will be lawfully permitted on the New Haven Green,” according to a statement released by the city. Anything not removed by noon Wednesday may be discarded. “The city has been respectful of the movement’s message, but it is now time for Occupy New Haven to remove their structures and personal items from Green,” the statement says. Representatives from the Occupy movement plan...
  • New Haven Occupiers Not Moving Off Green, Despite City's Request

    03/09/2012 4:53:51 PM PST · by matt04 · 12 replies
    ome came from the surrounding towns and cities, East Haven and West Haven, Branford and Hamden. Others came from further afield — New York, Delaware or Texas. But wherever the demonstrators came from, they say that they're not leaving the green. Not by mid-March, as the city has requested, and maybe not ever. The Occupy New Haven protesters have lived in the upper half of the New Haven Green for five months now, an occupation that has far outlasted the Occupy Wall Street movement that inspired it (protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15), as well as occupations...