27 protesters spent Friday night in jail, but Occupy St. Louis said Saturday it would continue to keep an around-the-clock presence at Kiener Plaza. Mayor Francis Slay’s staff reiterated Saturday that it was open to Occupy St. Louis staying around, as long as the protesters obey the city’s rules. Eddie Roth, a personal aide to Mayor Slay, “We fully expect Occupy St. Louis to be a prominent, visible presence in our community indefinitely. We’re just asking them to follow the law, and we’ll accommodate them in every way we can.” Officials have warned If protesters ignore curfew again, or they erect tents again, police will make arrests. The Occupy St. Louis protesters – a mix of students, veterans, musicians, jobless and homeless – took up residence in Kiener on Oct. 1. The Occupy St.Louis protesters, students, veterans, musicians, jobless and homeless, moved into Kiener Plaza on Oct. 1.