Mayor tells Occupy NOLA to break camp

Mayor tells Occupy NOLA to break camp
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:07pm

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has ordered Occupy NOLA protesters to remove tents and other gear from the park across from City Hall.

The protesters, loosely affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, have been in Duncan Plaza for 58 days.

Landrieu said the protesters were being informed immediately that they must leave, but he did not set a deadline or say when authorities might move in if they fail to leave.

The Democratic mayor said the protesters can continue to assemble in Duncan Plaza during the day, but cannot sleep there or keep equipment in the park.

The encampment has been growing in recent weeks, with about 100 tents now there.

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