Occupy St. Louis Case in Court
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal judge will decide whether Occupy St. Louis demonstrators can re-establish their encampment in a downtown St. Louis park.
U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson on Tuesday is scheduled to consider whether to grant an injunction allowing Occupy St. Louis to put up tents in Kiener Plaza, a small park they've dubbed "Freedom Square."
The tents had been in the park for about six weeks before police stepped in early Saturday, arrested more than two dozen protesters and took down the remaining tents. The city says the protesters were in violation of two ordinances: A 10 p.m. park curfew and a prohibition of structures such as tents in city parks.
Attorneys for the protesters say their constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech was violated.