BOISE -- The Occupy Boise protest marks its five-month anniversary Thursday, but participation has been waning as Idaho officials attempt to remove the group from its campsite.
At its peak late last year, a few dozen tents surrounded the depression-era Ada County Courthouse. The tents have dwindled to about 15 and only a handful of participants watch over the vigil at any given time.
Idaho officials are asking a federal judge for permission to temporarily remove the Occupy encampment so they can do basic repairs and upkeep to the property. A hearing date has not yet been set on the state's latest motion.
It follows a ruling in February that temporarily halted the state's first attempt to boot the protesters with a law banning camping on state managed land.