Occupy Providence out of city Park

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Occupy Providence has dismantled its protest encampment at a public park downtown after more than three and a half months.

The protest group agreed to leave Burnside Park in exchange for the opening of a day shelter to serve the city's homeless population. That facility opened at Emmanuel House in south Providence on Friday. The city helped facilitate its opening but it is being run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

City workers were carrying off trash and other debris from the park on Monday morning. One tent was still standing but workers pulled it down.

Occupy Providence says it intends to continue to organize and protest against income inequality and in support of marginalized Rhode Islanders.