BNY Mellon Asks ‘Occupy’ To Leave, Protestors Vow To Stay
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Occupy Pittsburgh protestors got the word from BNY Mellon to pack up and leave or the bank will go to court to ask for an injunction.
BNY Mellon cites safety concerns with winter weather. In notices posted at the entrances to BNY Mellon Green, the bank states that there is concern over hypothermia, propane heaters and ice.
The notice orders protestors to clear out all of their tents and belongings by Sunday at noon. Any overnight camping or remaining structures after that will be considered trespassing forcing the bank will go to court on Monday for an injunction, according the notice.
Protestors have occupied the space next to the BNY Mellon building downtown since mid-October. They held a meeting Friday night to discuss the notice.
Protestors are vowing to stay past the Sunday deadline. Jonathan Gray says, “We’re not going anywhere.”