A member of Occupy Omaha filed an injunction regarding city regulations with the blessing of the entire group. Jim Morrison is the spokesman with Occupy Omaha and says he was just as surprised as everyone else. He says a member filed the injunction claiming, what he believes is the curfew and ordinances are hindering Occupy Omaha’s ability to exercise their right to protest without restrictions.
Morrison says the city of Omaha is working with the group to find a place to demonstrate. He says the mayor’s office informed them to write a letter of request to occupy city owned lots. They would respond with an approval letter and would allow lots to be used with stipulations that include sanitation and littering.
While Morrison and others with the group believe city officials are working with the group one member did file that injunction to stop the city from enforcing rules on where and when they can protest. Morrison states the injunction was not approved by the general assembly.
Occupy Omaha is part of the nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement that protests corporate greed and economic inequality.