Deadline for Occupy to Leave Sunday Afternoon

Posted by jcashman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The deadline set by the Providence public safety chief for anti-Wall Street protesters to leave a city park where they’ve camped for two weeks is set to arrive Sunday.

Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare (PAH’-ree) told activists with Occupy Providence on Thursday afternoon they had 72 hours to vacate Burnside Park. He said they were breaking city ordinances, including one that says the park closes at 9 p.m.

Protesters have vowed to stay, but Pare says authorities will not forcibly remove them or their belongings when the deadline arrives.

He plans instead to clear the encampment through the court system. He says he wants to avoid the kind of confrontations that have taken place in some other cities, where activists in the anti-Wall Street movement have been arrested.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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