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The tent city is back at Occupy San Diego as of Tuesday night. Acting on the alleged support of City Council President Tony Young, who is said to have told protesters that they would not be physically removed by police, occupiers have begun re-assembling their tents in the Civic Center Plaza. A handful were readily visible on videos posted by the occupysandiego.org website late Tuesday, the officially reported number was nine.

The move was not without controversy, even amongst those occupying the plaza. While some members of the group were supportive of the move as either a means of survival or an act of defiance, others were less enthusiastic. Some, including those staffing medical and food distribution canopies, complained that the location of the new sleeping tents provided problems with access to their facilities. Others worried that fire marshals would find fault with the structure of the encampment. A strong negative sentiment was the possibility of inviting more conflict with police, who have generally been subdued since clashes last week during the forcible dismantling of the last encampment.

Reports from the group were that police had stated as of 10 p.m. that there was no intention to interfere or forcibly remove the encampment.

Photo: Civic Center Plaza on October 13

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Ponzi Oct. 26, 2011 @ 7:50 a.m.

The local protests are cool and all, but if Occupy Wall Street wants to accomplish anything they need to ask a million people to occupy the mall in Washington, D.C. - Just as they did in the 60’s war protests. The problem is the Federal government. The problem is a president that promised “hope” but sold out to Wall Street and BP (he’s letting them drill in the Gulf of Mexico again).

Local buffoons like Jerry Sanders are not going to listen or support you. The movement needs to get on trains, buses and cars and flood Washington D.C. The Federal Government is the source of these problems and the place to make your voices heard is at the Whitehouse.


dwbat Oct. 26, 2011 @ 8:41 a.m.

I agree. A million-person march on Washington is needed.


Founder Oct. 26, 2011 @ 2:41 p.m.

Before the Million person march; the country needs millions of folks to March in the towns where they live! I've said that if everyone looking for a job would spend part of their day calling their Congressional Rep.'s and another period of time standing on a street corner during rush hour with a sign, then CHANGE would happen much sooner!


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