Occupy protesters dealt setbacks in Maine

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Posted: Dec 08, 2011 1:06 PM
Occupy protesters dealt setbacks in Maine

Two groups of Occupy demonstrators in Maine have been dealt setbacks, following a trend of Occupy encampments being shut down in other cities around the country. But they vow they'll continue delivering their message protesting what they see as income inequality in America.

The Portland City Council late Wednesday denied OccupyMaine's request to stay in Lincoln Park, where protesters have been camping since October. Attorney John Branson says he'll ask a judge to let the group stay in the park.

Also Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen denied Occupy Augusta's request to continue camping in Capitol Park across from the State House.

A number of Occupy encampments in other U.S. cities have been shut down in recent weeks as city officials evict protesters from public property.