Judge to Rule on Occupy SD Restraining Order

Occupy San Diego protesters went to San Diego Federal Court Tuesday

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    A judge is considering a temporary restraining order filed by protesters against San Diego police. (Published Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011)

    Occupy San Diego protesters went to San Diego Federal Court Tuesday.

    Attorneys for Occupy demonstrators filed a temporary restraining order against police as a way of getting them to back off. The city calls the restraining order “extraordinary” and “drastic.”

    Occupy Sues Police

    [DGO] Occupy Sues Police
    A judge is considering a temporary restraining order filed by protesters against San Diego police. (Published Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011)

    The issue is all about belongings. Police are enforcing the municipal code which prohibits people from putting objects on public property for indefinite periods of time.

    They've set up barricades with 24-hour surveillance to make sure the occupiers are in compliance, but say at no time have they prohibited protesters from bringing items as long as those belongings don't demonstrate their intent to camp out indefinitely.

    Hundreds Occupy

    [DGO] Hundreds Occupy
    Janitors and community members gathered to protest the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They say they are tired of the attacks on immigrant communities. (Published Thursday, Nov 17, 2011)

    The occupy protesters claim otherwise, saying the municipal code is vague lending to arbitrary enforcement. They say protesters have been told they'd be arrested if they put bags or purses on the ground and they're been kept from bringing American Flags into the area and from sitting down on the plaza to make cardboard signs.

    "People who just put down a sign to draw out something on a piece of cardboard were threatened with arrest, put down a jacket to sit on,” said Occupy attorney Todd Cardiff.

    Occupy San Diego Arrests: Raw Video

    [DGO] Occupy San Diego Arrests: Raw Video
    Dozens of police officers and deputies moved in around 3 a.m. Wednesday and arrested several Occupy San Diego protesters. (Published Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011)

    SDPD declined to comment until the judge makes a ruling on the case.