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Occupy Dallas Not Occupying Pegasus Plaza

Group maintaining a presence during public hours

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    Occupy Dallas, evicted from their camp at City Hall, is now somewhat occupying Pegasus Plaza.

    Occupy Dallas has been kicked out of their camp near City Hall, but that doesn't mean they are packing up and leaving downtown Dallas.

    The protesters are now setting up a new base at Pegasus Plaza, right in the heart of downtown, at the intersection of Akard and Main streets.

    Occupy Can Stay if They Stay Clean

    [DFW] Occupy Can Stay if They Stay Clean
    For now, Occupy Dallas can stay at their camp as long as they stay clean and obey the law. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011)

    Occupy Dallas won't actually be camping in the park, because that would put them in violation of the law.  To stay out of jail, the protesters will occupy the park when it's open to the public -- between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.

    Outside of those hours, Occupy will have protesters walking the sidewalks near the park, but not inside it.

    Occupy Dallas Eviction: The Day After

    [DFW] Occupy Dallas Eviction: The Day After
    The day after Dallas police evicted Occupy Dallas from City Hall Park, city workers cleaned the park, the city explained its decision to close down the camp and the group started regrouping. (Published Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011)

    The group had been allowed to camp behind City Hall, but their permit was revoked and the campers evicted after concerns over sanitation, code violations and criminal activity inside the camp reached a tipping point.