Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Occupy Tucson

Occupy Tucson tries to halt tickets

Occupy Tucson protesters have filed a complaint in federal court, asking a judge to prevent the city from taking any action to evict them from city parks or issue any more tickets for violating curfew.

Civil rights attorney Paul Gattone filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court on behalf of seven plaintiffs taking part in the national resistance movement, which is protesting the impacts of corporate influence in the political scene.

Some have been arrested multiple times, such as plaintiff Samuel Agger, who has been arrested nearly 30 times, and sometimes three times in a single night, according to the complaint. Others say they’ve had to curtail their political expression to avoid arrest, such as plaintiff Craig Barber, who leaves camp every night before 10:30 p.m. to avoid getting a citation.

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