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Oct 29, 2011 1:55 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Fort Collins protesters face fines

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Occupy Wall Street protesters in Fort Collins are being told to stop camping or face hefty fines.

Fort Collins city code enforcers have told the owner of the protest site in the city's Old Town neighborhood that camping is prohibited on commercial property. The Coloradoan newspaper reports that the protesters have one week to remove a tent and camper, or the property owner will be ticketed $1,000.

Occupy members told the newspaper they use a small camper and tent for staying warm and taking occasional, unplanned naps. They already are making plans to take up a collection to pay any fines on behalf of the property owner, and said they have lawyers willing to help fight any city action.

They insist they are not camping.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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