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Occupy protesters cry foul after HPD, park officials issue notices

The Occupy Honolulu encampment on Saturday The Occupy Honolulu encampment on Saturday
Chris Smith Chris Smith
City spokesperson Louise Kim McCoy City spokesperson Louise Kim McCoy

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police and city crews were back out at Thomas Square overnight, hauling off nearly a dozen carts of items illegally left in the park.

The city says workers were there to clean and maintain the area around 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

They also cleared out various items left in the park overnight, a move which needs no advance notice according to authorities.

They issued a total of 6 storage and disposal notices.

The city says the situation was clearly explained to everyone there, but protestors claim city workers broke the law.

"Well they decided on their own to send a whole squadron of freaking police here, with park officials, and just starting tearing through the place and busting up stuff. This is, what, the fourth tear down that they've done, so all they're doing is making us professionals at this", said Occupy protestor Chris Smith.

"This was not a raid. It's routine procedure for the City parks department to go in periodically and clean and maintain our city parks. There was no need to issue a 24 hour notice. Those things do not belong in a park after closing", said City spokesperson Louise Kim McCoy.

Since this was a park cleanup, the tents on the sidewalk weren't touched.

The city says the owners of the items that were confiscated Saturday will have a chance to claim them within 30 days.

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