An after action report from yesterday’s foreclosure auction via Karen Pooley…
We gathered at the pergola @ 1st & Yesler. We then marched from this point past the front of the COURTHOUSE, to the Admin Building courtyard, where the trustees conduct some of the foreclosures in King County.
The “officials” were waiting for us, they had the area “caution-taped” off, and allowed only those that were bidding on properties into the taped off area—-IS THIS LEGAL??? We could sue the city to determine.
The city had SEVERAL security guards positioned for our protest. When several of us “challenged” the “roped off” area by infiltrating, that was when they called for the Sheriff for back-up.
We protested and chanted for about an hour. We successfully reduced the auction to a very small area in the courtyard. We told them we would be back. Please join us for this weekly march next Friday @ 9:30 am.
About 50 people joined in the protest, OCCUPY, WE NEED MORE PARTICIPATION! We should have had every single occupier there. I will now be working with “boots-on-the-ground” to accomplish getting the word out.
Occupy Seattle has gotten a permit for Westlake Park for a large canopy and support tents. Permit covers 300 people and is provisionally for 2 weeks. Amplification is covered and a generator is possible. This is a provisional 2 week permit I believe. 400 sq ft canopy was mentioned.
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