Occupy Baltimore removed from McKeldin Square


Police moved into the Occupy Baltimore encampment at around 3 am Tuesday to remove the protesters that have been in McKeldin Square for the last two months.

The area around the encampment is flooded with police cars and Pratt Street is blocked off.

It appears to be a peaceful raid, but police are out in full riot gear.

The city recently denied the permit extension for the camp and cut off their power supply. Several incidents, including a stabbing have also occurred at the encampment recently.

A statement from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

“The City of Baltimore is committed to protecting individuals’ right to protest. However, our public parks and green-spaces should not be treated as permanent campgrounds and camping is prohibited. Individuals are free to peaceably assemble and demonstrate within the currently established guidelines. My administration is also committed to providing outreach and assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness.”

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    [...] Inside Charm City has details on the removal of Occupy Baltimore from the park space they’d been in. The power had already been turned off and the permit had expired and wasn’t renewed. The mayor had been saying the city would remove them when they chose to. [...]

    Pingback by Occupy Baltimore Evicted | The Quinton Report — December 13, 2011 @ 7:12 am

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