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New Haven Occupy Protesters Refuse to Leave

New Haven Occupy Protesters Refuse to Leave

New Haven Occupy Protesters Refuse to Leave Michael Loukides, flickr

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Protesters say demands not met.

Occupy New Haven protesters say they won't be leaving the city Green despite requests by local officials.

Irving Pinsky, an attorney for the protesters, said the group announced Monday they won't leave.

Occupy protesters say they're not leaving the Green because city officials haven't met their demands for improved school funding and low-income housing, longer library hours and an end to foreclosures.

City officials told the protesters that Wednesday will be the last day tents, structures and other materials will be lawfully permitted on the green. Officials say the city has been respectful of the movement's message.

City officials declined further comment.

Officials didn't threaten to evict the activists, but said they need to get a permit.