Enforcing a new city ordinance, the Asheville Police Department cleared tents from the Occupy Asheville campsite — one of the last public Occupy encampments in the country — in front of City Hall late yesterday evening. Three protesters, claiming the rules infringe their rights, were arrested for ordinance violations. Photo by Bill Rhodes.
In a Valentine's Day meeting, Asheville City Council voted to evict the Occupy Asheville encampment in front of City Hall, one of the last remaining in the country, on Feb. 17. Council also unanimously backed a resolution supporting the city retaining control of the water system in the face of a state study. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Occupy Asheville's general assembly has decided on a set of demands to Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners that they wish met before voluntarily vacating the camp in front of City Hall. The demands include a living wage for Ashevilleans, governments moving their money to local banks, a "safe haven" for the homeless, and the abolition of some city ordinances.
Last night, Occupy Asheville's coordinating council agreed on a letter asserting its camp in front of City Hall is "a representation of the people's natural rights." While not explicitly rejecting a proposal by Asheville City Council to voluntarily decamp, the letter didn't accept it either, leaving an impasse over the fate of the camp heading into Council's Feb. 14 meeting.
Following a meeting of its coordinating council last night, Occupy Asheville issued a letter asserting that its encampment in front of City Hall is "a representation of the people's natural rights." In the letter, Occupy Asheville doesn't take the deal proposed by Council to voluntarily decamp, but says it "will pursue further dialogue" with the city.
At the longest Asheville City Council meeting in recent years, the debate over the Occupy Asheville encampment was front and center. Motions both to create a permitting process for the camp and to ban it outright failed narrowly. In the end, Council agreed to put a resolution opposing corporate personhood on the Feb. 14 agenda, alongside a motion to give campers a deadline to leave. But, there will be porta-johns. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
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