Ongoing dispute between Occupy Delaware and City of Wilmington could soon be over

Plans to suspend the Occupy Delaware movement in Wilmington may soon be resolved after an attorney representing protestors and Wilmington officials came together to settle the ongoing dispute.

It’s been eight months since the Occupy Delaware movement made its way to Spencer Plaza in Wilmington. And despite the City of Wilmington efforts to evict the group, American Civil Liberties Union Attorney Richard Morse who fought for protestors to stay, tells us, there’s finally a settlement on the table.

“The document that resolves the case was filed with the court today,” said Richard Morse.

Scheduled renovation work at Spencer Plaza is another reason why city officials wanted protestors out. Wilmington leaders intended to move forward with renovation work in September, which meant the Occupy Delaware movement was wearing out their welcome.

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“They (Occuppy Delaware) were willing to settle the case by agreeing to leave the plaza a week before the city has told us they expect the renovations to begin,” added Morse.

Meanwhile, Occupy protestor Akiva DeJack, who’s been apart of Occupy Delaware since the beginning had this to say.

“We have said all along that we want to honor the memory and legacy of Peter Spencer, said Occupy protestor Akiva DeJack.

Although protestors have agreed to leave for renovation work, they plan to set up shop again once construction is completed.

Wilmington official Rich Neuman released a statement about the agreement saying “The Court Order would also set aside a scheduled August 20 court date during which the City and Occupy Delaware were to litigate the group’s right to seize a public park indefinitely and violations of the November 2011 agreement with the City.”

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