Occupy Chattanooga To Honor Curfew

A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters in Chattanooga have decided not to challenge an evening curfew at the city’s riverfront park and instead decided to stay on the sidewalks around the Hamilton County Courthouse.

The protesters had been warned by police and city officials on Tuesday they would face arrest if they camped out at Ross’s Landing past the city’s existing 10:30 p.m. curfew.

Angela Rich, one of the protesters, told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that they could not risk breaking the law because the group’s numbers are so small .

Baris Gursakal said he thought they should try to find a way they can stay in the park legitimately, but if not, the protest may lead to arrests.