PORTLAND — Occupy Maine demonstrators plan to meet again tonight to discuss a compromise with city officials that would have protesters obtain a permit to stay in Lincoln Park.

City officials met with members of the group Monday to discuss a series of arrests and other safety issues that have come up in recent weeks at the Lincoln Park camp. The two sides agreed that Occupy Maine would have better control over who is involved in the protest if operated under a city permit.

That permit would limit the number of people involved and the location of tents and would be subject to City Council approval.

Protesters said the idea got a good reception at a general assembly Monday night but they wanted more people to be involved in the decision. The discussion will resume at tonight’s meeting.

Demonstrators still must meet with code enforcement officials with the city to address code violations. The city has said it wants tarps, semi-permanent structures and bales of hay and leaves piled around the base of tents removed.

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