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Occupy L.A.: City Councilman Says "It's time to move on"

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Protesters taking part in Occupy L.A. at City Hall have enjoyed a largely positive response from elected officials and city staff, but now one City Councilman says enough is enough. Bill Rosendahl says he agrees with their cause, but outside City Hall is no longer the place for them to hang out.

"They've made their statement. I agree with their statement, but it's time to move on," said Rosendahl," according to ABC7.

The relatively calm gathering in Downtown Los Angeles set up camp on October 1, and has said they plan to stay until December. Soon after their "occupation" began, City Council passed a special resolution in support of their protest.

That support, however, may be waning, as "city officials said they would like to meet with protesters to talk about a time table for them to peacefully leave the lawn."