FORT MYERS, Fla.- Occupy Fort Myers attorney Jennifer Keesler is speaking out for the first time about the legal battle the group has waged against the city of palms.
Tuesday a federal judge ruled the ordinances used to fine the occupiers violated the first amendment and cannot be enforced until they are changed or the matter is hammered out in court.
"Occupy has won one of the battles but not the war so to speak. We still want to work with the city.. we've always wanted to work with the city," Keesler said.
She says the next step is to take the issues in court. the group plans to arrange a meeting with the city to see if the issues can be worked out.. outside of the court room.
The protesters say after weeks of tension, they're celebrating the good news.
"I think people are pretty much willing to take what they need totake in order to get things done you have to take a little bit of bad in order to push through and finally get the good," said protester Danielle Quina.
With Occupy groups all across the country facing eviction from their encampment sites, protesters with the Fort Myers group hope the injunction will turn the focus back to their message and be an example for fellow protesters.
"I hope we can set a precedent and the other occupations can use this legal precedent in their legal battles and this is the turning of the tide," said protester Jeremy Walker.
The preliminary injunction did not encompass the no tents in the park law so the city can still legally enforce that. But the group is hoping the city will work with them.