Protestors head to Mayor Landrieu's house

Photo provided by FOX 8 in New Orleans.
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 12:39pm

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX8) -- The Occupy Nola movement left their camp at Duncan Plaza Sunday, Dec. 11 but only for a brief moment.

Protestors brought their fight to the home of the city's top man, Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

This comes after the New Orleans Police Department cleared out their camp earlier in the week.

Today, they stood outside of Mayor Landrieu's home with a list of demands.

They want charges of a Delgado College student who was arrested at the camp dropped immediately.

Plus, protestors want their rights to be respected by Chief Ronal Serpas.

But the demand's don't end there.

The movement is fighting to end homelessness across the metro area and they want those living at the camp to have a permanent place to call home.

"Because every city in America has a real homeless problem because of the lack of affordable housing and that's what we're saying as a first step the City of New Orleans and HANO should call off it's plans to demolish three quarters of the Iberville Development and those three hundred units they should fill them with three hundred plus families," said protester, Mike Howells.

A spokesperson for the mayor says they will not comment if the mayor and his family were home or not during the protest.

But they did issue this statement, "We are confident that all actions we have taken to date from enforcing the law to cleaning the park, housing homeless individuals and reducing public health and safety risks are lawful, fair and reasonable."
 

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