Published: Oct 28, 2011 8:41 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Pensacola has delayed plans to push Occupy Wall Street protesters to pack up their tents.
    
Mayor Ashton Hayward says the city will delay enforcement of an ordinance that could fine dozens of protesters camped out downtown.
    
Hayward had previously set a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday.
    
The mayor wants the protesters to move their encampment from the downtown business area to a section of the city hall campus.
    
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the mayor said he does not support the political sentiments of Occupy Pensacola protesters but that he does respect their First Amendment rights.

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