Rainy Weekend Hampers Occupy Gainesville
Rainy weather can be cozy for some...but if you're trying to occupy Gainesville, it made for a lonely weekend.
Some protestors say the rain over the last two days put a damper on the movement.
The "Occupy Gainesville" booth and banner, normally up at the Downtown Plaza was not set up Monday afternoon, and there were fewer protestors around the plaza.
Abiye Gebre -- a visiting Occupier from Atlanta -- says he didn't have much company sleeping on the plaza Sunday night during the rainfall.
But it's not the weather that's leaving him cold.
The City of Gainesville prohibits the construction of any shelter on a public park. For Occupiers, that means not being able to put up tents to shield them from rain.
Gebre says that's a human rights violation.
Officials with the City of Gainesville say they have met with protestors numerous times to discuss the ordinance and they remain committed to enforcing it.
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