Skip to comments.Man found dead in Pioneer Park, Occupy SLC ordered to leave both camps
Posted on 11/11/2011 8:15:35 PM PST by glock rocks
SALT LAKE CITY Hours after a man was found dead inside a tent at Pioneer Park, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank announced Friday he could no longer allow camping in the park or anywhere in the city.
"We can no longer have individuals camping on our streets," Burbank said. "We as a city just cannot tolerate this going on."
Burbank asked members of the Occupy Salt Lake protest group to start packing immediately and to be out of the park by sunset Saturday. The ban on camping overnight also includes the Gallivan Center, where a group was recently moved after setting up camp near the Federal Building.
Burbank made the announcement Friday at Pioneer Park at the Occupy Salt Lake base camp. He said the group was welcome to continue protesting during the day, but they will no longer be allowed there at night.
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I imagine this article should be considered “breaking” for a bit.
The Occupy Salt Lake folk have been challenging the oncoming winter for a bit too.
Gonna be rough on all of em once winter hits in earnest...
I was in Boston this week and saw the OB group and it was disgusting. Tents and tarps on top of people trying to get out of the rain and dirtbags walking around in a haze of drugs. None of it looked like it had any purpose, just a bunch of people congregating and looking a reason for it all.
Just one big par-taaay, isn’t it? Until it isn’t.
What’s taken them so long? A right to protest isn’t a right to squat.
I don’t know why people think they will ever go away without being forced. Without OWS, many of these people would be in cardboard boxes on the street, regardless of the weather. Now they can mooch tents, sex and drugs. Why would they leave?
Drugs/booze just make it easier to die.
With the support of the leftstream media, the unions, ACORN, and the white house... goodness, why would they ever leave?
Let me guess, they have no permit, insurance or anything else.
When I was in college, a friend took a small charcoal grille into his camper to keep his group warm. They all died.
They had the nod from the City of Salt Lake, whatever that entails. Salt Lake City is a sump for the progressive ideology. The rest of the state is quite normal.
A couple days ago, there was a riot at 0300 where a few transients and occupiers were jailed for fighting. Some for intoxication, some for assault. I guess the SLPD are no longer amused.
Waiting on the fire that goes out of control.
Would it be considered in bad taste to start a collection to purchase more heaters for all the occupied sites?
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"I just wanted something to do to help people," said protester Edward Swift.
"I'm on a small social-security check," added protester Barbara Morris-Mazoko.
The protesters believe there is as much reason to protest in Ogden as there is in Salt Lake, according to Swift.
Despite the perseverance of the participants, there are typically only 3 - 6 protesters present, two of whom are cats.
Swift, who is from Oregon, has traveled the country participating in Occupy protests.
"My wife passed away back in May, and I also have cancer," he said. "I'm part of the 99 percent."
My wife passed away, and I'm putting two kids through college. I work and pay taxes. Am I one of 99 percent? Wooo! Tell me what I've won, Jay!
Anyone who has ever been trapped in a tent with a fart can attest to their air-tightness.
What these really are... Obamavilles!
Obama stole their hope.
That's one of the most succinct descriptions of this group I've heard.
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