New Haven Wants Occupy Gone by Wednesday

The protesters plan on staying put despite the city's orders.

Occupy New Haven may have made it through the coldest days of winter, but it looks like they won’t be going much further if the city has its way. New Haven is demanding that the “occupiers” pack up and leave the downtown green by noon on Wednesday, March 14. 

The Occupy crowd plans on staying put according to the Hartford Courant. They reportedly won’t be leaving because the city hasn’t met the group’s demands “for improved school funding and low-income housing, longer library hours and an end to foreclosures. A lawyer for the protesters says it could take years in court proceedings to evict the occupiers.” 

Occupy New Haven began in October with a . The numbers dwindled over the months, but the protesters developed a semi-permanent home on the New Haven Green through the and . 

Sudds March 12, 2012 at 05:22 PM
It's about freakin time... from what I can tell on the news these lazy bastids, who need to "per C. Christie) ""take a shower and get a job", are destroying the green!!! I hope every single one of them is arrested for trespassing (the New Haven Green is actually private property)!!!
Anne K. Mulligan March 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I admire their commitment and understand some of their demands, but I'm curious about what the city can do to end foreclosures. As far as I know, only banks can do that.
Gabriel Kotter March 13, 2012 at 08:41 PM
This story is only being run as a way of getting more people down to the Green. Strange, the City waited until the Winter was over to come up with this -- just enough time to create a real tension between the police and the people they may have to remove. Reminds me of the game that was played in NYC so many years ago. I just can't figure out how any game could be fun when you control both sides of the board..


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