Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 5:25 p.m. EST by CoyoteMcCatalyst
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Occupy Olympia Delivers Eviction Notice to State Politicians by renata29
The 99% marched out of Heritage Park Thursday and closed the downtown Bank of America, CHASE Bank, and the state General Administration — making a final stop at the Capitol steps to serve notice that business as usual ends November 28 when the legislature convenes.
The march, which drew around 100, was part of the November 17 International Day of Action. Occupy Wall Street encampments worldwide took to the streets to resist the coordinated crackdown the movement has suffered in the United States, including in New York, Seattle, Portland, Oakland and other cities.
In Olympia, marchers defied the state’s request for voluntary removal of tents — what many saw as a step toward inevitable eviction.
“We have an eviction notice to give back to the General Administration,” announced one activist, referring to the department that oversees the Capitol grounds.
Using People’s Mic, the 99% of Olympia delivered the following Eviction Notice:
“This notice is addressed to Chris Gregoire. While you do not pay rent, we permit you to occupy our property on the basis of work agreement only. As you have not adequately fulfilled this work agreement, at this time we must ask you to vacate at this location. It has become clear to us that the activities in your respective offices are no longer sustainable. We will arrive for inspection on the 28th of this month. We hope that you will comply voluntarily at this time. Sincerely, the 99%.”
The group chanted while parading back to the park in rush hour traffic, marching down Capitol Way, State Avenue and Water Street.
Stay tuned for video and photos.
Business as usual ends November 28.