Police gave Occupy Fort Myers protesters the boot from Centennial Park Thursday evening. Officers arrived around 11 p.m. to evict the group after park hours.
The move came just days after a federal judge ruled that the city's requirement for public meetings to obtain a permit violates First Amendment rights.
According to the city, the movement is still required to obtain a permit to occupy the park past its 10:30 p.m. closing time, however.
Thursday morning, occupiers met with city officials to obtain a permit to have tents at the park after that time, but, according to the demonstrators they were denied.
The eviction process, for the most part, went smoothly. One woman, Constance Galati, was arrested for resisting an officer with violence, police said.