Occupy ICE still not in compliance after written notice

Protesters with Occupy ICE not in compliance after written notice

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Metro Police Department has served Occupy Ice, the group of protesters camping out on 7th and Broadway, with a notice to avoid further action.

The notice, which was served at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, stated that protesters have four hours -- until 9 p.m. -- to move their tents off the sidewalk.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad asked the group to move their tents off the sidewalk to allow for a 4-foot walkway yesterday.

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The notice served to Occupy Ice on Sunday said:

"We have made extraordinary efforts to protect the protestors' rights to free speech and have allowed public sidewalks to be occupied for a limited time however these protests must come into compliance with state and federal law as previously advised.

But Occupy ICE said they won't be leaving the location across from the Federal Immigration building.

The group claims there is enough room for wheelchairs to get by.

When an LMPD officer did a walk-through of the set up four hours after the group was notified, he said it was an improvement but found they still weren't in compliance.

"I 100% believe that they are unfairly targeting us," said Sasaa Rivera with Occupy ICE. "Obviously, our operation is political, we are out here to dismantle the institution that is ICE and I would argue that they would not do this to the wonderful fences that are over there as well as the ones that are on Magazine [Street], so we clearly know that we are being targeted because of this."

It's unclear what the city's next move will be.

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