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Occupy:NOLA protesters no longer evicted

POSTED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:17pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:59am

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: A judge said protesters with the Occupy:NOLA movement can remain at Duncan Plaza after New Orleans police removed them on Tuesday morning.

The National Lawyers Guild filed for an injunction to get a temporary restraining order to stop what Occupy:NOLA protesters are calling their "eviction" from Duncan Plaza.

U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey granted the protesters a seven-day restraining order and said they could remain at Duncan Plaza on a 24- hour basis.

New Orleans police told protesters with the Occupy NOLA movement that they had to vacate Duncan Plaza early Tuesday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY: The New Orleans Police Department told Occupy:NOLA protestors they have to pack up and move out of Duncan Plaza today.

Protestors can no longer stay overnight near City Hall.

On Friday, city officials gave protestors an eviction notice. Monday, officers passed out flyers warning people to get out by today.

Around 4:30 a.m. today, officers barricaded the area and began removing people from the plaza.

Protesters have been told they can exercise their free speech from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Occupy:NOLA protesters have been at Duncan Plaza since October 6.


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