Photos: Ending an Occupation
Following a 5-2 City Council ruling to close down its campsite, The Occupy Movement is slowly trickling out of Washington/Jefferson Park. The once-robust protest village becomes more and more scarce by the hour; soon, all those tents and elaborate structures will be gone.
This is not not a strong-armed, Tazers-and-pepper-spray protest evacuation. Rather, it’s a piece-by-piece wearing-down of the village. No official timeline or move-out date has been given to the Occupy community or police. Nobody knows when the park will be completely off-access to the protesters.
A mix of sadness, frustration and optimism could all be felt at the campsite on Thursday, as Occupants began taking down living structures and cleaning up the park.