Occupy Providence to Be Evicted Sunday Evening, October 30, 2011

A notice has been given to Occupy Providence members and has been posted around Burnside Park: they have 72 hours to vacate or they will be evicted. Given that so many other groups have expressed solidarity with the Occupy movement, it is unclear how this is going to play out. My hope is that it plays out non-violently, and also that the movement is not diminished in its importance. There is so little space for people to rally around an important cause at this point, and corporate pressure is increasingly squeezing out the voices of the 99%. We need to keep our ears and eyes open to what the opposition is saying or we will be increasingly dominated by corporations and their single-minded goal of increasing profits.

4 thoughts on “Occupy Providence to Be Evicted Sunday Evening, October 30, 2011

  1. Hopefully it will be peaceful-after all,the Mayor gave them a lot of latitude to express their views and it’s becoming a health/sanitation/public safety issue more than a free speech one now.
    They can still picket wherever they want.

  2. Maybe they should fold the tents and move to the Statehouse lawn. Having a center where people come together is the best thing that has come out of this.

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