Police have given an order to de-camp. They are trying to facilitate breaking down the medical tent and moving all of us to City Hall Plaza even though we have not agreed to move. This has come from Lt. Nollette of SPD.
According to Legal: “The police are currently acting against the city’s orders. The mayor’s office is calling the police to tell them to back down for tonight.”
As of writing this at 11pm there have been no arrests, but that may change.
Update 11:25pm The mayors office has given us 24 hours to come up with our demands concerning relocation, encouraging us to move to City Hall Plaza. “If we don’t come up with something reasonable in the next 24 hours they will arrest everyone in the park, and will keep doing it every night until we move.”
Despite what the Mayor’s office said the police are NOT backing down and will arrest people tonight according to the Lieutenant on site.
Update 11:47pm Regardless of whether the cops are acting with or without City Halls backing, we need folks to be ready and awake, stay calm, and should breaking down & arrests occur, try to move toward the Medical Tent.
We need people to come down and help! Come document, come show your support!
Anyone with a camera or cellphone please take as many pictures and videos as you can, send them to Media (email@example.com) and Internet Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org) and post them wherever you can.
Update 10/11 12:02am Still no arrests at this point. Cops now say they may not arrest people tonight but that they could.
Update 12:11am “No arrests will occur tonight.” according to the Mayor’s Office. They came down to Westlake to let everyone know that, but they “can’t say the same for tomorrow night.”