We need to be able to keep ourselves dry and warm! Please call the mayor’s office (206) 684-4000 and call the police (206) 625-5011 and insist that they allow us to protect ourselves from the rain for tonight! Please be polite but insistent.
There is a lot of confusion about what is going on at Westlake right now as some structures have been taken down by the police. From the Occupy Seattle Police Spokeswoman:
In Westlake Park no structures are allowed (aside from our supply/food/medical tent!) and sleeping under the awnings is not allowed. You cannot have tarps tied down to anything, but you can have them covering yourself. You can have umbrellas but someone must be holding them at all times, if left unattended they are considered to be structures. Blankets and sleeping bags are okay! We are not being kicked out of the park at this time.