St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has a message for protestors camped out downtown: get ready to leave. Slay is warning those with "Occupy St. Louis" that they're breaking the law by setting up camp in Kiener Plaza. He says the city has been patient long enough, and says they'll need to make room for upcoming events at the plaza. The city wants to make room for holiday activities downtown, like the annual tree-lighting and the festival of lights.
Some protestors, though, say they're willing to risk being arrested, rather than leave the Plaza. Slay says the city has been more than accomodating, even allowing the group to remain in place during the visit of President Obama and the World Series, but says now it's time to take the message elsewhere.