Occupy Wall Street protesters at a Bloomington park have been ordered to pack up their tents and move out.
City officials posted a public eviction notice at Peoples Park, but protesters and homeless people still there are adamant about staying.
Protesters were told that all personal belongings must be removed by noon or they will be removed and disposed of by the city.
"We never expected any terms for this space and we still don't. We utterly refuse negotiation," protester Hunter Muckel said. "Right now, there's a lot of people who don't have anywhere else to go and that's really what I'm concerned about. It's the reason I'm down here. I want to make sure that when they do get evicted, they get into a shelter."
"I think it's bs, myself," said protester Levi Bolton, who added that he had been in and out of the park since the middle of October.
College students and residents have been protesting for four months in the park as part of the larger political movement.
Protesters think they are being booted because of a New Year's Day scuffle that resulted in and injured officer and the arrests of three people.
"All of a sudden, it seems like there's been a change, and the police started arresting people for nothing," Muckel said. "All of a sudden, we have this eviction notice."
A spokesperson for Mayor Mark Kruzan told RTV6's Julie Pursley
that the city had planned to allow protesters to stay as long as they were peaceful.
Pursley contacted Bloomington police, but they said a spokesman was in a meeting and was unavailable for comment.
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