This week’s heavy rain and chilly temperatures have been rough on Occupy Asheville protesters, but members say they can live with the harsh weather after finally finding the perfect camping spot.
Right in front of City Hall.
About 30 protesters set up tents and other equipment on a small parcel of grassy property in the shadow of the city building, their colorful tents an unexpected sight amid the imposing government buildings. Since the movement began in late September protesters have wanted to camp at Pack Square Park but ran afoul of city rules that set a 10 p.m. curfew in public parks.
But the small strip of city-owned land they’ve occupied since Thanksgiving Day is a loophole, of sorts. It’s basically at the park, but not technically in it.Read the full article