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City Council Changed the Law to Get Rid of the Peace Encampment

City council changed the enforcement guidelines of the sit/lie ordinance on August 11. The changed guidelines went into effect on August 12 at midnight. 8 hours later, as soon as legally possible, the police raided the camp, arrested people and confiscated property. The newly penned enforcement guidelines would cover the restriction of pickets/demonstrations/gatherings of people for festivals (anything without a permit from the city that lasts for more than eight hours). This change was done secretly - there was no comment period and no notice given to the public. Believe it or not this is within their legal rulemaking power.

Changing laws to get rid of specific kinds of protest is unconstitutional and must be vigorously opposed. City Council and the mayor are fascists - beware.

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