Occupy the Midwest Refuses Permit for Freedom Park
Via press release
Members of Occupy St. Louis met yesterday with Ann Chance, city Special Events Director, and Eddie Roth, Director of Public Safety. City officials offered a special event permit for “Freedom Park”, located between 15th, and 16th, Chestnut and Asphalt Walkway. The permit allows for 24-hour use of the park, would last until midnight Sunday, March 18th. It states 8 – 10 tents may be erected in the park for Occupiers to use, but sleeping is not allowed.
The Occupy the Midwest Regional Conference will take place March 15th-18th in St. Louis, MO. The week of action has been endorsed by 18 Occupations, with participants converging to participate in actions, share skills, and form a network with which to coordinate regional and national demonstrations and campaigns.