Oklahoma City officials said Monday they are no longer going to renew park permits for Occupy OKC protesters. Without the permits, protesters won’t be able to use Kerr Park from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The group is angry about the denial of a permit, and some say they won’t leave after the park’s curfew tonight. Watch the NewsOK video above and see more video here.
Occupy Organizer Beth Isabell said some protesters will accept citations and others will be arrested before they leave. It’s something that the group hopes to avoid, she said.
Occupier Jaymie Johnson said he was laid off as a firefighter and has been protesting at the park for equal employment opportunities for all Americans.
“I’m definitely ready to be arrested,” he said. “We’re occupying this park, and I’m not going to leave until there’s a change.”