Occupy Dallas campsite
DALLAS — "Occupy Dallas" protesters missed an important deadline with the City of Dallas Tuesday that could leave them without a permit for their impromptu campground starting Friday afternoon.
The city requested the protesters get a $1 million liability insurance policy to protect protesters at their Pioneer Plaza campground if they hoped to stay indefinitely. They had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to show proof of the insurance policy.
That deadline came and passed, but city leaders said the demonstrators can stay until Friday afternoon when their current permit runs out.
Dallas City Council member Dwaine Caraway said he will meet with protesters on Wednesday to try to work towards a long-term solution.
While the group is allowed to stay, they must follow the city's noise and trash ordinances. So far, no formal complaints have been made against the group.