The city says its stored property ordinance authorized crews to oust deOccupy Honolulu protesters in front of the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall Wednesday afternoon.
The city's bus contractor, Oahu Transit Services, informed the city that the recent relocation of tents and personal property near the Blaisdell created a safety hazard and interfered with the orderly management of city property.
This week, they moved to the sidewalk fronting the Blaisdell because of city maintenance going on in the park.
On Wednesday, city crews were putting up flower beds at Thomas Square.
The city says crews will be putting planters on the Blaisdell side of King Street as well.
Sugar Russell, a deOccupy protester says the bill that allows immediate confiscation of personal property from city sidewalk will do little improve the homeless situation on Oahu.
Council Chair Ernie Martin denied the law was targeted at deOccupy protesters saying the true test will come when the law is enforced across the board.