Borough mayor OKs Occupy Fairbanks vigil

The Fairbanks borough mayor says Occupy Fairbanks protesters can maintain a vigil in a downtown park, as long as there is no camping.

Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins says people will be allowed to continue to assemble in the borough’s public places as long as they follow the established rules. Borough rules prohibit camping, open flames and sleeping. The borough says Occupy Fairbanks protesters also must follow noise and curfew regulations.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  says as many as seven people have been at the park each night since the occupation began Oct. 19.

The occupiers will share the park with the Veterans for Peace on Veterans Day this Friday at 11:11 a.m. as they ring bells for peace.