duncan plaza

The Occupy New Orleans protest no longer occupies Duncan Plaza. A federal judge allowed the city to clear the encampment outside City Hall.

The federal judge refused to issue an order sought by Occupy NOLA. The group has been staying at the park since early October as an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement for economic equality.

Occupy NOLA is asking a federal judge to block its eviction from Duncan Plaza. Protesters want a temporary restraining order and injunction that would allow them to stay.

Many of the tents outside City Hall are gone, but a few dozen remain as protesters object to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's call to clear out the overnight encampment. Spokesman Derrick Morrison said at a news conference in front of City Hall that Landrieu has no right to order them out, many of whom are homeless with no place to go.