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Mon November 14, 2011
"Occupy Detroit" camp avoids immediate shutdown
It looks like “Occupy Detroit” won’t be forced out of downtown Detroit’s Grand Circus Park immediately.
The group’s permit expires Monday, but Occupy protesters want the city to extend it for another two weeks.
It appears they will do so, though the Detroit City Council won’t finalize the issue until Tuesday. Detroit Police also say they’ll follow the Council’s lead, and won’t evict protesters.
Occupy Detroit participants says an extension will benefit everyone.
“[It’s] so we can maintain our peaceful protest within Grand Circus Park, and leave within a reasonable amount of time," says activist Zachary Steve. "We'll be able to clean up the park, and make sure to maintain a good relationship with the community.”
Occupy Detroit says it plans to move its encampment to another, privately-owned location in the city for the winter months.
The group also planned a 7:30 pm rally Monday, to celebrate what it calls “the accomplishments of the month-long occupation period.”