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Thu November 10, 2011
Permit allowing group to 'Occupy' Detroit park to expire
DETROIT (AP) - A permit allowing a group to camp out overnight in a Detroit park while protesting the roles of Wall Street and banks in the nation's economic troubles is scheduled to expire next week.
Lucianna Sabgash of Occupy Detroit said Thursday city workers have posted signs stating Grand Circus Park closes at 10 p.m. She says the permit runs out on Monday, but the group is expected to seek a renewal.
The group pitched tents Oct. 14 in the park. Protesters have staged several marches in Detroit. Sabgash is a 30-year-old Wayne State University student. She said a large number of people "are probably going to come here to make a stand" Monday if the group is evicted.
The Associated Press left a message seeking comment from Mayor Dave Bing's office.