PORTLAND — Protesters agreed to compromise with the city and set up camp in Lincoln Park overnight. 

This morning one person stood near the monument in Monument Square where OccupyMaine set up on Monday, but four large tents, a single-person tent and a shelter tent were seen in the park.

Police ordered protesters to remove a shelter tent they had erected in Monument Square Monday morning. City officials told the group Monday afternoon they could not sleep in Monument Square overnight and suggested they move to Lincoln Park, according to city spokeswoman Nicole Clegg. 

Monday night, the group maintained a presence in the square while others moved their camp to the park. Chris Levesque of Biddeford said the tents will remain in the park unless city officials tell them to move. 

OccupyMaine set up a Facebook page when they began protesting Saturday afternoon as an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, which started in New York City last month. Since Monday afternoon, the group has garnered an additional 200 likes for a total of more than 1,830. The group will gather for their general assembly at noon today in Monument Square.


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