|Updated: 10/25/2011 5:24 pm
||Published: 10/25/2011 3:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - "Yay, we got our trailer," said a happy Aaron Stewart. The Occupy Little Rock protestors need it. That's because today is moving day.
"I would have liked to have made a stand and stayed here," said Stewart while still in front of the Clinton Library. "I mean obviously there's a lot of precedence for freedom of speech and standing up for it by standing your ground."
Instead though, protestors took Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas up on his offer. Thomas came to the group and asked them to move a few hundred yards to a new location that came with an open-ended permit to sleep there.
"For them to actually come down here and compromise with us, and to give us this place to go, it's a win for us," Stewart said.
It's why protestors packed their bags Tuesday, and of course, their tents.
"Pros to the new location is the visibility to the freeway," said Stewart while driving to the new location. "It's gonna be outstanding." The new location also has bathrooms and a dumpster. Not bad when you're spending night after night inside your tent.
So now the Cccupy Little Rock protesters have a new location and they can stay as long as they want. Question is, how long do they want to stay?
"Possibly months," said Stewart, "maybe even a year." In other words, the new location could be home for a while.