Occupy Protesters Expand Their Space

December 21, 2011 Updated Dec 21, 2011 at 8:32 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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December 21, 2011 Updated Dec 21, 2011 at 8:32 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Despite threats from Buffalo city officials, Occupy Buffalo Protesters, who have moved to Lafayette Square, are not going anywhere.

This is the second camp set up in downtown Buffalo. The other is in Niagara Square. That location is where protesters and the city agreed to establish the "Occupy Headquarters".

Now, some of the protesters have moved to Lafayette Square to increase their presence downtown. The move is not sitting well with city officials including Council Member Richard Fontana who said the protester would be removed Tuesday night at 10 p.m. That did not happen.

Not all occupy protesters are happy with this new camp but despite threats from the city and even their fellow protesters, the Lafayette demonstrators plan to stay put.

"This is about free speech and free assembly in buffalo and Fontana really has an opportunity to work with the community so I hope he does, we would like to work with him, so I hope he reconsiders his position," protester Chris Phillips said.

Many of the Niagara Square protesters hope the two sides can work out a deal but nothing is guaranteed. The city also has yet to speak out, Wednesday. Councilman Fontana has also not commented on the protesters remaining in the square.