Occupy Dallas, city officials to meet

November 16, 2011 3:34:58 AM PST
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says city and Occupy Dallas officials will meet after a federal judge cleared the way for the city to close the demonstrators' campsite near City Hall.

Protesters failed to get a temporary restraining order Tuesday to prevent the closure. The mayor though said no action would be taken Tuesday at Occupy Dallas.

Rawlings says city attorneys will discuss the "next steps" with the group's legal representation Wednesday. He says public safety and health conditions are a "paramount concern."

The city last week alleged protesters violated an agreement allowing the campsite. The city noted reports of an alleged sexual assault of a child at the site, the removal of a baby over possible endangerment and trespassing arrests.

Occupy Dallas officials say protesters are abiding by the deal.