We are outraged by your decision to NOT LET US have A peaceful, lawful and inspiring assembly. WE HAVE BEEN raided AND INJURED.
We denounce police intimidation, harassment and incarceration of peaceful protesters.
We call on you to drop all the charges against these community leaders, to release them immediately, and to allow for the restoration of the encampment.
Our government must represent these progressive commitments, and not pander to the 1%.
A city government of the 99% should work proactively to support the encampment with resources like medical assistance, electricity, and bathrooms.
A city government of the 99% should open its doors to the encampment, come down to hear the concerns of the protesters, and defend the constitutional right to peaceful assembly.
A city government of the 99% should take inspiration from the encampment, and use its power to meet some of its demands: taxing the rich, holding big banks accountable, job creation, affordable housing, healthcare, and so many rights our communities have been denied for too long.
LAURIE ADKINS~PART OF THE 99%