Oakland protesters defy city order to leave

AP News
Posted: Oct 22, 2011 4:02 AM
Oakland protesters defy city order to leave

Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters defiantly remained at their campsite outside Oakland's City Hall early Saturday, despite a city order to vacate.

As the 10 p.m. time of the city's ultimatum passed Friday night, Occupy Oakland demonstrators showed no signs of departing as music blasted from the plaza. More protesters arrived with tents as midnight approached.

Earlier, city spokeswoman Karen Boyd said that Oakland gave official notice that the protesters do not have permission to remain overnight and that their encampment is breaking the law. She would not comment on what steps the city would take toward enforcing of the law. There was no indication of significant police presence early Saturday.

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Boyd says that protesters can legally demonstrate at the plaza from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.