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Occupy Madison protesters living downtown will be forced to move

Occupy Madison protesters living downtown will be forced to move

By WIBA. CREATED Apr 24, 2012

MADISON- People who have been living at the Occupy Madison site downtown have just a few days to find a new place to stay, with their permit on East Washington Avenue expiring Monday. 

Downtown Alderwoman Bridget Maniaci says the crowd has changed, "This has definitly evolved from where it started -- it was origianlly a small political protest with some folks who deemed themselves 'Occupy Madison' and this has shifted in its usage," said Maniaci.

Maniaci hopes the city will help them find other choices, as she says many of them have alcohol and drug problems.