Thursday, February 08, 2007
sit-down strike against no-sitting ordinance
The city of Olympia, Washington has joined the no sitting bandwagon, passing an ordinance that blocks anyone from sitting on the sidewalks in parts of downtown during daylight hours. In response, homeless people and advocates have erected several tent cities. Now the City Manager has vowed to demolish the encampments.
Here are several articles from The Olympian that tell the story:
tent city built
tent city raises concerns
disband or else!
[thanks to Dj Nuts & Bolts, Free Radio Olympia 98.5, for the heads up]