Occupy Chicago holds off on Grant Park encampment

October 30, 2011

The Associated Press

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Occupy Chicago protesters on Wednesday.

Anti-Wall Street organizers with the Occupy Chicago movement say they're holding off on another attempt set up a permanent base at Grant Park.

Occupy Chicago spokesman Kelvin Ho says the group met this week and decided not to try an overnight encampment Saturday night like they have in previous weeks.

Police have made more than 300 arrests over a two-week period after protesters stayed in Grant Park past an 11 p.m. city curfew.

Lawyers for the protesters have met with city officials about finding a more permanent home than their current location in the city's financial district. They also requested that charges be dropped against those arrested. City officials denied both demands.

Ho says the group will continue to look for a permanent home.