Drug Use

Security an issue at Occupy Baltimore

Security an issue at Occupy Baltimore

The Occupy Baltimore protest is now entrenched at the Inner Harbor, but its members are questioning whether they can sustain the movement amid a dwindling number of core leaders and allegations of crime and drug use.

Reports that a woman was sexually assaulted in a tent, deemed unfounded by city police, have nevertheless put public safety at the forefront, with some organizers complaining that homeless people have overrun the tent city at McKeldin Square.

"We're getting addicts and drunks down here, and it's a ratio that's hard to deal with, given the number [of activists] we have," said David Kellam, a member of the Occupy Baltimore media team. "There's about...