Sparks Fly At Colo. Springs Council Meeting

Occupy Protesters Against Free Speech Zones

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - There was some hold-your-breath tension in Colorado Springs Council Chambers on Tuesday.

City council listened to occupy protesters angry about the possibility of free speech zones in Colorado Springs.

After Occupy Colorado Springs protests last year, council members briefly discussed predetermining the areas in which people would be allowed to protest, also known as free speech zones. That did not sit well with protesters

"It (a free speech zone) actually stretches from California to the New York islands-- from the Red Wood forest to the Gulf stream waters. It is called the United States of America," said Raven Martinez.

Free speech zones were only briefly discussed by council and most members were against the idea. Councilwoman Jan Martin said it is unlikely that it will be discussed again anytime soon.

Occupy protesters were also set to appeal the repeal of their permit, but just before the meeting withdrew their request.

Several protesters said they are not giving up, but decided they did not need the permit to spread their voices in other parts of Southern Colorado.

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