DOVER, Del. - Lawyers for the City of Wilmington and the American Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement Thursday allowing the use of a downtown plaza by Occupy Delaware protesters.
City officials announced the agreement hours after a judge ruled that the protesters could use Spencer Plaza as they saw fit pending a hearing Friday in a lawsuit claiming that the city is violating their rights of assembly and free speech. Under the agreement, which was approved by Occupy Delaware participants in a vote Thursday night, protesters could erect tents on two-thirds of the plaza and would not have to obtain a city permit or pay a fee. - AP