Permit waiver denied for Occupy Tulsa protesters

TULSA - City officials on Friday denied a request by Occupy Tulsa organizers to waive permit requirements at Tulsa's parks.

During Thursday's city council meeting, occupiers asked councilors to consider the group's request; however, those who filed the petition on behalf of the group were not present at the meeting, so councilors delayed the decision.

Tulsa Parks Authority's Bob Hendrick said the permit was denied Friday morning.

Protest organizers asked the city to waive the requirements, including a $100-per-day fee for park use, $1 million in liability insurance and an 11 p.m. curfew, so demonstrators can camp out in Chapman Park in downtown Tulsa beyond the 11 p.m. curfew.

Hendrick says the next step for organizers is to appeal to the Tulsa City Council during next week's meeting.

In all, 43 protestors have been arrested for curfew violations in the past three days.

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