Update 10/05 @ 11:00pm
Police made 33 arrests today while Parks and Recreation employees removed tents. Those guarding the tents were arrested, many others stood around to document and witness. At that time Parks and Rec said we would not be allowed in the park after 10, but that was later rescinded. We are legally continuing to occupy the park but without tents.
There are still eight people in jail with bail set at $475 as of 11pm on 10/5.
We will meet in Working Groups at 4pm at Westlake and meet for a General Assembly at 6:30pm.
Update 10/05 @ 3:00pm
We, the General Assembly of Seattle, thank the mayor for ordering our arrest. Though the arrests were made on the false pretense that the occupation would be in conflict with future scheduled protests–when, in fact, these protests have all expressed their support for the occupation–though we have a right to peaceably assembly, and though we have done nothing to agitate the police: nevertheless, we thank the mayor. Our numbers will only grow stronger as the public contemplates the unjust arrest of thirty workers raising signs and tents, while the corporate thugs remain pampered in their private villas.
But the hand of justice is not long delayed. Let the strength of our resolve today serve to put Corporate America on notice that the ninety nine percent in Seattle will no longer bow to the will of the one percent.
We will not relent. We will not retreat. We are the ninety nine percent.