Pa. city calls Occupy protest illegal

December 5, 2011 7:17:58 AM PST
An eastern Pennsylvania city says the protesters camping near city hall are staging an illegal protest.

Officials informed the Occupy Bethlehem demonstrators on Friday that camping in the tea garden next to the library is illegal.

City officials say the small group of protesters was told in November they needed a permit to use the space.

Participants have voted to complete an application they plan to submit to the city.

Demonstrators have been camping in Bethlehem since late October.