I ambled on by the Peace Camp at about 1PM today. I noticed some people were decamping. They were carrying a lot of stuff with them. I kind of thought the Police woulnd't have anyone to arrest. But there were a couple of people sitting in chairs and so on, so I decided to hang around. I was hoping to get some action shots, but my digital camera was full.
As I was hanging around, I noticed reverend Sewell of the Unitarian Chruch in the middle of the protesters. I went down and asked her if she was planning on getting arrested today, but she said no.
The Police were supposed to come by and break up the camp at 1:09 PM, but never showed. After awhile, one of the protesters handed me a sign that said "Honk for Peace", so I did that for awhile. Somebody told me the Police were Massing on the far corner of City Hall out of sight of the camp. I went over, but saw nothing.
Eventually KEX and the Channel 8 people got bored and left. Lots of people honked, so I kept at it for awhile. Two officers came by after awhile and talked to some of the protesters. Basically, they said to have fun protesting, but don't camp out. One of the people there wondered what the rules were for camping out, so he and I went over to the precinct and asked for information on the subject. The Officers kindly made a couple of copies of the specific ordinance, and we gave it to the protesters. It said that it was illegal to have bedding or stoves or there would be a fine, or jail time.
all and all it was a fun and informative day for me. It's worth a stop by to visit with the protesters, they appreciate the support.