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10:23 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Police enforce curfew ordinance, arrests made at Occupy St. Louis protest

Some of the first arrests of Occupy St. Louis protesters at Kiener Plaza just after midnight on the morning of Nov. 12, 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

This is a developing story. We will make updates to this story as we follow it.

Update 1:27 a.m. Nov. 12:

Following the events of Friday night through early Saturday morning, Lt. Dan Zarrick  of the St. Louis Police Department gave a briefing to the press. Here are a few of the points from that briefing:

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, November 11, 2011

via Facebook/Occupy STL

Occupy St. Louis protestors say they won't leave

The 100 or so Occupy St. Louis campers who have been staying at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis have been told to move out, but many have no plans to leave.

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Occupy St. Louis
1:51 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Occupy St. Louis protesters receive 24-hour warning about use of Kiener Plaza

The Occupy St. Louis encampment at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis. Protesters have been warned by the city that they will have to leave the area by 1 p.m. tomorrow or face enforcement.
(via OccupySTL Facebook Page)

Updated 3:28 p.m. to reflect later time of enforcement

Occupy St. Louis has now announced via Twitter and Facebook that the time of enforcement is now 3 p.m. Friday. According to the group's Facebook page, city officials delivered two notices to the group, one of which lists the new time.

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Occupy St. Louis
5:11 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

St. Louis leaders, Occupy St. Louis protesters meet

A photo of several individuals outside of a meeting on Nov. 8, 2011 with St. Louis city officials regarding the Occupy St. Louis encampments in Kiener Plaza.
(via OccupySTL Facebook Page)

The chief of staff for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says Occupy St. Louis encampments at a downtown park will have to end "sooner rather than later."

Jeff Rainford made those comments Tuesday during a mostly cordial meeting between city officials and about four dozen protesters. Slay's office has asked Occupy St. Louis protesters to stop camping in tents at Kiener Plaza, where they've been for several weeks.

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Occupy St. Louis
3:16 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Occupy St. Louis issues its own list of ordinance violations

The Occupy St. Louis encampment at Kiener Plaza. Protestors are blasting Mayor Francis Slay for "heed[ing] the complaints of the corporate groups who control the city" in his effort to clear the Plaza.
(via Facebook/Occupy St. Louis)

Anti-Wall Street protestors who have camped in Kiener Plaza for more than a month are blasting Mayor Francis Slay for "heed[ing] the complaints of the corporate groups who control the city" and calling for their ouster from the park."

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4:37 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Time may be running out for OccupySTL encampment

The OccupySTL camp in downtown St. Louis at Kiener Plaza.
(via OccupySTL Facebook Page)

Even as it launched three simultaneous protests against Bank of American in downtown St. Louis today, OccupySTL may lose its home base soon.

The protestors have been camping at the west end of Kiener Plaza for several weeks, including the Major League Baseball playoffs and a visit to the area by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

During an appearance earlier this week on St. Louis on the Air, Mayor Francis Slay hinted that the city would soon move to take action.

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11:15 am
Thu October 6, 2011

10 OccupySTL protesters arrested in St. Louis

OccupySTL protesters in downtown St. Louis.
(via OccupySTL Facebook Page)

Demonstrators with the group OccupySTL are facing accusations of curfew violation after they were arrested in a downtown St. Louis park.

Police arrested the protesters about 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Kiener Plaza, more than two hours after the park's 10 p.m. curfew. Police spokeswoman Katie O'Sullivan says 10 were arrested, but Colleen Kelly of OccupySTL says the number was 11 because a homeless person who supports the movement was also arrested.

All but one of those arrested remained jailed by late morning Thursday.

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4:42 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

St. Louis park site of protest against Wall Street

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A downtown St. Louis park is a micro tent city occupied by protesters as part of a nationwide grassroots demonstration speaking out about corporate greed and other issues. The demonstrations are often known as "Occupy [enter location where gathering takes place here]." In this case, it's OccupySTL.

About three dozen protesters were in Kiener Plaza on Monday a few blocks from the Gateway Arch. About a half-dozen tents gave some of them shelter.

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