Occupy Cincinnati Updates 10/19

Oct 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

A federal judge has ordered police to stop ticketing Occupy Cincinnati protesters after the group filed a lawsuit against the city for banning people from Piatt Park when it closes. The city has already ticketed protesters approximately $25,000.

J. Robert Linneman, one of the attorneys who filed the suit, according to Bloomberg Businessweek:

"This case is not about the whether you agree with the political views of Occupy Cincinnati or Occupy Wall Street; it's about the right of the people to assemble in a public park and to engage in protected speech."—-

Protesters planned to march to City Hall for a 2 p.m. hearing to ask Council to remove the rule against existing in a public park past 10 p.m. Meanwhile, Republican Council members Leslie Ghiz and Wayne Lippert are working on legislation that would tell the city manager to remove the protesters.

Occupy Cincinnati has recently set up a trust to accept donations for printing, food, fines and other occupation costs.

The Enquirer today offered this poll: occupy or oust. (Occupy currently holds a slight lead.)

A Harvard professor says the Occupy movement and Tea Party should unify against Wall Street abuses.

Here's an AP roundup of the latest developments of Occupy protests worldwide.

A 1-month birthday rundown by the AP:

The month-old Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, with nearly $300,000 in the bank and participants finding satisfaction in the widening impact they hope will counter the influence on society by those who hold the purse strings of the world's economies.

The expanding occupation of land once limited to a small Manhattan park in the shadow of the rising World Trade Center complex continued through the weekend, with hundreds of thousands of people rallying around the world and numerous encampments springing up in cities large and small.

Occupy Cincinnati on Facebook.

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