Occupy St. Louis: No plans to leave
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
ST. LOUIS (AP) — People involved in the Occupy St. Louis protests say they have no plans to leave a downtown park despite insistence from city leaders that they move out.
On Friday, Mayor Francis Slay warned the group in a blog post that it was violating several city laws, complaints were building and bad weather was approaching. He also cited a need to clear Kiener Plaza for holiday events.
On Monday, Occupy St. Louis posted a statement on its website calling Slay’s accusations false. The statement also accused the city of siding with big business.
City officials told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch they have fears that forcibly moving the protesters could lead to violence, and there are no current plans to do so.