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Latest developments in the Occupy protests

 The Occupy Boston encampment sits on a parcel of the Rose Kennedy Greenway across from South Station, right rear, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Bos...
 Musician David Crosby, right, visits the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zucotti Park, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 A demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement marches past Supreme court from Zuccotti Park to Criminal court to support his friend ...
 Musician David Crosby, center, visits the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zucotti Park, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 A demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus solicits donations as a tourist take a photo at the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zucotti Park, Friday, Nov....
 Protestors, including those from Occupy Philadelphia, gather in front of hotel where Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt...

Occupy Boston

The Occupy Boston encampment sits on a parcel of the Rose Kennedy Greenway across from South Station, right rear, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Bos...

APTOPIX Occupy Wall Street

Musician David Crosby, right, visits the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zucotti Park, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Occupy Wall Street

A demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement marches past Supreme court from Zuccotti Park to Criminal court to support his friend ...

Occupy Wall Street

Musician David Crosby, center, visits the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zucotti Park, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Occupy Wall Street

A demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus solicits donations as a tourist take a photo at the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zucotti Park, Friday, Nov....

Wall Street Protest Philadelphia

Protestors, including those from Occupy Philadelphia, gather in front of hotel where Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt...

Some of the latest developments in the Occupy protests:
COLORADO
Occupy Wall Street supporters in Denver say they plan to march in front of downtown banks Saturday as part of a national movement to urge people to close their national bank accounts and transfer their money to local credit unions.
DELAWARE
Members of Occupy Delaware are planning a weekend rally in Wilmington and are threatening to camp at the rally site indefinitely in defiance of state authorities. Officials say camping isn't possible because children from a nearby daycare center use the park twice a day for recreation.
FLORIDA
Sarah Palin told Republican donors that Occupy Wall Street protesters want the same thing as the "fat cats" they're upset with _ a government bailout. Palin criticized the protesters as believing they're entitled to other people's productivity and money and said they've drawn the wrong conclusions. Instead, the former candidate for U.S. vice president said people should look to the tea party.
GEORGIA
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a group of protesters took over the lobby of SunTrust Plaza in downtown Atlanta for about an hour. The group sang protest songs. After the protest, Jackson said the movement should be about banks and financial conditions and not about clashes with mayors and police.
MISSOURI
Occupy St. Louis protesters camping out in a downtown park are preparing for a new problem _ cold weather. KMOX Radio reports that many protesters living in tents are using electric heaters to stay warm. Protester Brad Veltry says 30 to 40 people are committed to maintaining a presence there, even when freezing weather arrives.
NEW YORK
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the violence that erupted in Oakland, California won't be repeated in New York. Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly radio appearance that the city won't tolerate some of the behavior at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, but officials also must "understand the laws and the implications." The mayor says that anybody who thinks the city is doing nothing is wrong.
About 15 Occupy Wall Street protesters have demonstrated outside a New York City courthouse over the arrests of some fellow demonstrators. They beat a drum and chanted "free our prisoners" outside the courthouse Friday. Jose Mediavilla says he and two other protesters were arrested near Zuccotti Park under a state law that bars more than two people from wearing masks at protests. He says they wore the masks only briefly for a photograph.
Musician David Crosby visited the protest. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame, walked along the edge of the park near a group of drummers before venturing in.
NORTH CAROLINA
Two dozen demonstrators face trespassing and resisting arrest charges after police say they refused to leave a downtown park where members of the Occupy Asheville movement aimed to start an around-the-clock vigil. Asheville Police spokesman Lt. Wally Welch said Friday that 23 people were peacefully arrested and processed. Protesters argued their constitutional rights to gather and protest in a public place could not be restricted by the park's 10 p.m. closing time.
OHIO
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says free speech may have been violated when an Occupy protester was barred from taking a sign into a Toledo City Council meeting. That man and a woman were arrested Tuesday because police said they got into a scuffle with officers outside council chambers. The man was carrying a large, handwritten sign stating the First Amendment. ACLU of Ohio Legal Director James Hardiman tells The Blade the city council doesn't seem to have a written rule on signs and doesn't always keep out people who have them.
RHODE ISLAND
A Providence city councilor is planning to introduce a resolution expressing support for Occupy Providence activists to remain indefinitely at a public park downtown where they have been camping for nearly three weeks. City Councilman Luis Aponte on Friday called the protesters' encampment a "lawful expression of their First Amendment rights." The city has agreed to delay legal action at least until next week at the request of an Occupy Providence attorney. Activists ignored a Sunday deadline to vacate the park.
TEXAS
State child welfare officials say they have taken a 9-month-old boy from his homeless parents at an Occupy Dallas camp. Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales says the baby was taken into state custody Thursday and his parents were being interviewed. She declined to release more details until a judge signs off on the case. Cordell Cameron, a spokesman for the protest group, says the parents, who had joined demonstrators about a week ago, were "pretty devastated." Cameron says the child was in a heated tent and "there was no abuse" but "obviously you can't keep a baby out in freezing weather."


Updated : 2020-11-30 04:43 GMT+08:00