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Occupy OKC Files Suit To Stay In Downtown Park

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Organizers with the Occupy OKC movement have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prohibit the city from forcing them to move from a downtown Oklahoma City park.

Five members of the group filed a lawsuit Thursday afternoon in federal court asking for a temporary restraining order to be issued against the city.

The Occupy OKC group has been staging a continuous protest at Kerr Park since Oct. 10, with several participants spending the night in tents in the park. City officials told the group earlier this week that protesters would no longer be able to occupy the park from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting on Thursday.

Oklahoma City spokeswoman Kristy Yager says the curfew will not be enforced overnight Thursday to give a judge time to review the lawsuit.

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