Occupy Little Rock Moves to City Hall in May Day Protest
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Occupy Little Rock prostestors marched 17 blocks to the steps of City Hall after recieiving a notice to vacate their current site.
The city says they need the parking lot at 4th and ferry streets to use for Riverfest and other summer activities. Occupy protestors say they met with Mayor Mark Stodola this afternoon.
April showers bring May flowers and on Monday, Occupiers.
“Tell me what Democracy looks like. This is what Democracy looks like!” shouted as many as twenty Occupy Little Rock protestors through the River Market, by the Chamber of Commerce and eventually on the steps of city hall.
“Frustrated is a much better way of saying what we are right now. Today, we are marching in protest of how the city has negotiated with us to get a new site, ” says Greg Deckelman, Spokesperson for Occupy Little Rock.
He says after receiving a notice to vacate their site at 4th and Ferry last week, the city has not offered up a new location for their protest.
“They’ve said no to any reasonable request we’ve had to move and give them the parking lot back. What is it about? Obviously it’s not about the bus parking lot is it?” says Deckelman.