The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld efforts by the City of New Haven to evict the Occupy New Haven encampment from the New Haven Green.
A federal judge had ruled a week ago that the city does have the right to evict the protestors, and authorities had begun removing their tent city when the Appeals Court stay came through. Now a three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit has agreed with the lower court judge.
Attorney Norm Pattis says the situation is “extremely depressing.” In his words, “The position of the 99% hasn’t change. There’s a forgotten America out there the power elite wants to sweep under the drug, and that’s precisely what the City of New Haven is going to do, probably tonight. “
The city told WTIC News late Tuesday morning, that it has followed the rule of law, and it expects protesters to do the same.
The New Haven encampment is one of the longest-remaining in the country.