June 23, 2018
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Portland tells OccupyMaine to sue or scram

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — The city has ordered OccupyMaine to leave Lincoln Park by noon Monday unless the group files a lawsuit before then.

The “notice to vacate” was issued Thursday even as a lawyer for the demonstrators told the city he would meet the lawsuit deadline. If a lawsuit isn’t filed, the demonstrators would have to remove structures and belongings and they’d be banned from the park between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

OccupyMaine posted on its Facebook page that the rumors of its eviction have been greatly exaggerated. The group said it was having a fondue party, followed by caroling.

The City Council voted to banish OccupyMaine because of concerns about safety and sanitation. The group is protesting what it calls economic disparity and corporate greed.

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