Time Running Out for Kiener Protestors
St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – A statement released last night from the occupiers of Kiener Plaza states they don’t plan to leave.
The Mayor’s office notified the protestors Thursday they had 24 hours to pack up their tents, sleeping bags and anything else in their possession and clear Kiener Plaza by 3 p.m. The protestors were told the city will enforce a curfew starting at 10 p.m. Friday.
The protestors took over Kiener Plaza October 1st; they maintain their occupation has been peaceful and they are exercising their constitutional right to be in a public park. They also contend Mayor Slay is getting pressure from the Downtown Partnership and businesses surrounding the park to clear them out.
The American Civil Liberties Union has arrived at the plaza and they plan to observe the eviction and possibly build a case against the city for any perceived violations of the protestors civil rights.
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