FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin is asking the Ville's Voice to relocate after nearly a week of activists camping outside the Market House,
The group, made up of local residents and community activists, set up tents on July 9 at the steps of the historical building, known to be a place where enslaved people were once sold, to have their five demands addressed by city leaders.
Here are those demands:
In the last week, the group has seen a wide array of support from other community members and businesses, receiving countless food and supply donations.
Organizers have utilized this support to feed the homeless and any other people looking to eat.
Mayor Colvin told ABC11 he spoke to group organizers on Friday and told them the city is already looking at addressing many of the points they've made.
In addition, Colvin says there are safety concerns at that high-traffic roundabout, which is why he's asking the group to move.
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Colvin went on to say "politics are over" and now it's about compliance with the law.
The mayor has put the enforcement of this request in the hands of Fayetteville PD and the city's legal team.
Rakeem Jones, one of the organizers of the Ville's Voice, told ABC11 they want to mend their relationship with Mayor Mitch Colvin, after some exchanges were made through social media.
"I'd like to publicly apologize to Mayor Mitch Colvin. This is me extending that olive branch, like, no matter what, I'm always going to be with my team, and I got my team, but we're going to also need his help. So, this is me extending my hand, like, let's work together," Jones said.
Fayetteville PD told ABC11 they "cannot confirm" if arrests will be made Monday evening.
An FPD spokesperson added that Chief Gina Hawkins will assess the situation Tuesday and determine a plan going forward.
The city will hold a special meeting on July 20 at 5 p.m. to listen to Fayetteville PACT's recommendations for police oversight and policies.
Peondora Guillermi, another member of the group, said this is just the beginning for The Ville's Voice. They intend to make a positive impact within the community.
"We gonna keep pushing to get our demands heard. We are going to get out here, speak with people, and see exactly what it is that they feel might be able to make their life better," Guillermi said.
The group said it intends to camp out in the heart of downtown Fayetteville for as long as it takes for those six demands to be met.