PORTLAND (AP) — Occupy Maine demonstrators who’ve camped out in Portland’s Lincoln Park since October are getting their opportunity to make their case to a state judge.

Oral arguments and testimony will be presented today in Cumberland County Superior Court, where the group is trying to prevent its removal from the park.

Occupy Maine is the state’s only demonstration allied with the Occupy Wall Street movement that hasn’t dissolved. A group camped out at Augusta’s Capitol Park lost a fight in federal court and a group at the Bangor Public Library voluntarily left at the library’s request.

In Portland, campers are protesting economic disparity and corporate greed. The city, which told campers to leave on Dec. 15, has raised concerns over disturbances and sanitation at the park.



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