Occupy Olympia will nonviolently resist eviction
Earlier from Peter G Bohmer’s FB page:
We are asking people to show solidarity and support for those who have been staying at Occupy Olympia by coming to Heritage Park tonight and staying for the night if you can. Bring signs.
We are asking for solidarity and resistance to be non-violent.”
Up to date info as of 12:45 P.M., Thursday, December 15th
At about 8:30 A.M, Thursday, December 15th, . the Washington State Police and Department of Enterprise Services delivered a “Notice to Cease and Desist Camping” effective 12:01 A.M., January 16th., midnight tonight. The notice stated they will come in and seize all property at Occupy Olympia. In addition, they will not allow any future camping equipment at Heritage Park. They reduced what is going on to an encampment although it is much more than that, a site of protest and resistance, a movement for economic equality and more.
A rally is being planned for today, Thursday, December 15th, beginning at 10 P.M.. There will be music and workshops. We invite you!
…We are asking people to show solidarity and support for those who have been staying at Occupy Olympia by coming to Heritage Park tonight and staying for the night if you can. Bring signs.
We are asking for solidarity and resistance to be non-violent.
The police may come at midnight, tonight, as they have threatened, but it is also possible they will wait until dawn, Friday before they make their raid. Raids are likely to be ongoing.
Legal and medical support and medical supplies in case there is a police raid are urgently needed,
There will be a rally and march, Friday, December 16th at 4 P.M., beginning at Heritage Park.
Join us, invite others!
From the local daily, The Olympian:
Published December 15, 2011
What’s next for Occupy Olympia demonstrators? It’s not yet clear
State officials on Thursday gave Occupy Olympia demonstrators a deadline – 12:01 a.m. Friday – to move their tents or risk having them seized from Heritage Park. The move comes more than a month after campers were asked Nov. 11 to leave voluntarily.
Enterprise Services director Joyce Turner signed an order Thursday morning asking campers to “remove tents, shelters, structures and other personal effects.” Items that are left will be seized, and campers will have 15 days to pick them up, the order states.
Public-safety and sanitary concerns are driving the state to act now, General Administration spokesman Steve Valandra said. He cited more incidents of drug use, confrontations and police responses. People have been urinating and defecating on the park, and there are “needles strewn about,” Valandra said.
“What originally started out as a free-speech activity has turned into something else,” he said.
It is a coincidence that campers were asked to leave after the special legislative session ended, he said.
[Ed. Note – article snipped to meet Fair Use standards.]
Read more: http://www.theolympian.com/2011/12/15/1915092/whats-next-for-occupy-olympia.html