Portland city officials conducted an inspection of the Occupy Maine encampment in Lincoln Park this morning to identify any health and safety issues that need to be addressed if the protesters are to remain.

The hour-long inspection started at 9 a.m.

One of the demonstrators, Alan Porter, said the city had informed protesters that they would be told about any serious problems that needed immediate attention. No such problems were identified, he said.

The city has said it will respond in two to three days with a list of what issues must be addressed, demonstrators said.

City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said the inspection was performed by members of the Fire Department, building inspections and public services. The group did identify some issues that will need to be worked on, but she did not provide details.

The protesters, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, are protesting an economic system they say rewards corporate greed at the expense of working people. They have been camping out in Lincoln Park since early October and say they plan to stay through the winter.