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New Haven Wants Occupy Gone by Wednesday

The protesters plan on staying put despite the city's orders.

Occupy New Haven may have made it through the coldest days of winter, but it looks like they won’t be going much further if the city has its way. New Haven is demanding that the “occupiers” pack up and leave the downtown green by noon on Wednesday, March 14. 

The Occupy crowd plans on staying put according to the Hartford Courant. They reportedly won’t be leaving because the city hasn’t met the group’s demands “for improved school funding and low-income housing, longer library hours and an end to foreclosures. A lawyer for the protesters says it could take years in court proceedings to evict the occupiers.”

Occupy New Haven began in October with a . The numbers dwindled over the months, but the protesters developed a semi-permanent home on the New Haven Green through the and .

Tricia G. March 13, 2012 at 10:43 PM
This is like parents who allow spoiled children tantrums and then decide enough is enough! By not enforcing the laws--like public safety, and property rights--they let the smelly 'camels' noses under the tents'--which should NOT have been there in the first place! See the story from last night on tv: http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/occupy-new-haven-holds-emergency-meeting Contrast this wimpy statement from the mayor's office with what happened in NYC (where they also should not have allowed camping in the first place!): "'The city and the proprietors of the Green feel it should be available to everyone,' said Robert Smutts, City of New Haven, 'the benefit of the Green as a place for people to use who see fit and not have permanent uses interfere with that is something we need to safeguard.'"... "Protestors said they will not tell News 8 all of their strategies for resisting the police and being able to stay. They say you are going to have to wait until noon on Wednesday, until the eviction becomes real."
Lise Cavallaro March 14, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I walk by here at least 3 times per week and it is an eye sore.
Tricia G. March 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM
"Occupy Wall Street's dwindling funds: By the numbers The group says it could run out of money by the end of the month — potentially spelling the end of the Occupy movement" They raised $737,000 and are now down to $44,828. http://theweek.com/article/index/225539/occupy-wall-streets-dwindling-funds-by-the-numbers "After police in cities across the country cracked down on Occupy encampments, the movement lost the 'target-rich visual environment' that attracted media organizations, says David Carr in The New York Times."... "Inspired by Oregon's Occupy Portland, groups in 34 cities are preparing for 'a day of nonviolent direct action' on Feb. 29 to protest the influence of business in politics. Occupy groups are also calling for a nationwide 'general strike' on May 1, to show corporations what 'a day without the 99 percent' would look like." http://theweek.com/article/index/224792/what-happened-to-occupy-wall-street-4-talking-points Hmmm, didn't see any news about happenings on Feb. 29th. Guess it was a big flop! ;-p
Tricia G. March 16, 2012 at 07:00 PM
"What has Occupy achieved in 6 months?" Other than making NH's town green (and most other "occupy sites") an ugly and disgusting eyesore, for a nation-wide "movement," apparently not much! ..."The Occupy movement has influenced the national dialogue about economic equality, with the word 'occupy' itself becoming part of the public lexicon. "VARIED IMPACT: The protest movement is credited with a range of more concrete accomplishments, from influencing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's about-face on a millionaire's tax to helping to save an Atlanta church and veterans' homes from foreclosure in Atlanta and Minneapolis. In Rhode Island, Occupy Providence won a temporary day center to serve the homeless during the winter." http://news.yahoo.com/summary-box-occupy-achieved-6-months-174602618.html

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