Occupy Baltimore reapplies for park permit

Occupy Baltimore protestors are re-applying for a permit to remain in a downtown plaza where they have been living for two months.

A small metal plaque screwed into the pavement at McKeldin Square reads "Private Property."

Group representatives submitted the application this week to continue a protest with 25 to 300 people in McKeldin Square through April in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

City officials did not approve the group’s October permit application. However, a draft copy of officials’ response states the city would allow two people to stay overnight as night watchmen in one tent in the plaza.

The new application includes contacts the city requested and seeks permission for four large tents and up to 40 personal tents. It also seeks the use of electricity. The city cut electricity to outlets on light poles around the plaza earlier this month.