Occupy Fairbanks


by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The Occupy Fairbanks protesters and
borough officials can't agree about the tent.
The protesters put up a tent more than a week ago, but it was reported Wednesday that the tent is still up at Veterans Memorial Park despite instructions from borough officials to take it down.
The group says it needs a warming tent to continue to exercise
its First Amendment rights of free speech and assembly. But borough fficials say the tent violates park rules.
Mayor Luke Hopkins and Borough Attorney Renee Broker are
apprehensive about the legal implications of taking a hard line
with the protesters. Hopkins says enforcing the regulations could
mean stepping "strongly on First Amendment rights."

Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

Coastal Television | AK News, Weather and Sports | and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.