Occupy Augusta group still active despite end of ‘tent city’

Posted Dec. 18, 2011, at 10:39 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Their Capitol Park “tent city” is gone per order of a federal judge, but Occupy Augusta is still active.

The Kennebec Journal in Augusta says about 20 members of the group held a general assembly Saturday at the park where its members camped before District Court Judge Nancy Torresen ruled Dec. 8 that the state had a right to require a permit.

Participants in the movement now say they plan to be active when the state legislative session starts Jan. 4. They also plan to demonstrate at events and educate young people.

The Occupy activists discussed holding their weekly meetings at a local Unitarian Universalist church. Melissa Caswell of Smithfield says that now, working together to make changes in the system is the direction the group needs to go.

Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

 

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