Maine library asks Occupy group to leave by Monday
BANGOR, Maine—The library where Occupy Bangor established an encampment has asked the group to leave.
Library Director Barbara McDade says the board came to the decision after being warned that the encampment isn't covered by the library's liability insurance. She asked the group to remove its tents and other materials by 8 a.m. Monday.
Occupy Bangor activist Lawrence Reichard says the matter will be taken up at the demonstrators' general assembly Friday night. But he said it "seems pretty clear" that the group will have to leave.
Reichard says four to nine people have been staying overnight at the site, with larger numbers of demonstrators present during the day. McDade says the library recognizes Occupy Bangor's First Amendment rights but says the board had to protect the library from legal liability.