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.
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.
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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