CHARLOTTE, N.C> (AP) - The North Carolina city hosting this year's Democratic National Convention may ban camping on city property, a move that would end an anti-Wall Street demonstration.
The new ordinances unveiled to Charlotte's city council also would forbid protesters from carrying items such as box cutters, pepper spray, body armor and gas masks.
The ordinances would essentially end the Occupy Charlotte encampment at the old City Hall, where protesters have had a presence for months.
Another ordinance would require demonstrators to apply for a permit, with the right to protest the convention selected through a lottery.
The rules are modeled after action taken in Denver before the 2008 Democratic convention.
Charlotte City Council holds a public hearing on the ordinances Monday and is scheduled to vote later this month.
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