ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — As promised, Mayor Slay’s office gives the Occupy St. Louis protestors a 24 hour warning — starting Friday at 3 p.m. all park laws will be applied to them.
City Operations Director Sam Dotson says the message was delivered to the protestors this afternoon to give them ample time to break camp.
“We gave them the information today. We said that anytime after 3 p.m. tomorrow you are subject to having all the rules enforced,” Dotson said.
Dotson says the main rule in question is the park curfew that requires no one be in the park between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
It’s unclear how or when police might be expected to enforce the new policy.
The Occupy St. Louis protest began October 1st with some 30 to 50 staying overnight in some 25 tents, some of them warmed by electric heaters plugged into the Kiener Plaza sockets.
Earlier this week the protestors vowed to hang onto the plaza through “peaceful civil disobedience.”
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