Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 5:22pm
Court order would end "occupation" of Spencer Plaza in September
Occupy Delaware protesters would leave Spencer Plaza in September under the terms of a court order agreed to by Occupy members and the City of Wilmington.
In an interview with WDEL News, Occupy's Akiva De Jack claimed the group came to terms to preserve the legacy of Plaza namesake Peter Spencer, and out of concern for taxpayers.
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The order, which still has to be approved by Chancery Court, stipulates that the protesters leave the Plaza no later than September 10th, just before the city starts work on a 1 point 2 million-dollar renovation project which involves demolition of existing facilities.
The order would also dismiss the city's claim that Occupy Delaware violated its November 2011 agreement by expressing its intention to stay in the Plaza indefinitely, Occupy's claim that the city denied protesters' First Amendment rights by ordering them out, and set aside an August 20th court date at which those matters would have been decided.
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