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From the Website of the Monroe Park Occupation:
RPD continue to kick people out of other parks and camps in Richmond.The Monroe Park Occupation is now having people who get kicked out of places like Kanawha Plaza come to join the camp. A lot of the time though, RPD does not let people grab their belongings before kicking them out. So more blankets/tents/tarps/food/entertainment is crucial.
The Occupation had about …8 people show up in the middle of the night last night and folks are excited that the Occupation is a safe place to sleep, but would also like it to be warm!

To contact the Occupation come to the corner of Main and Laurel. You may also email or visit for more updates.

The Monroe Park Occupation is a group of people forming a community in Monroe Park near the corner of Main and Laurel.
They are a multi-issue Occupation that has been encamped in Monroe Park since 4pm on Monday March 7th.
A City Official informed the Occupation on Friday March 11th that City Administrators wanted to negotiate with the Occupation.

However, the Occupation will only meet to discuss demands once the City gets the cops to stop busting up all homeless camps. Once that is agreed upon, folks from the occupation will meet with City Officials in the park at 11 at night.

Current Demands:
– Don’t cut down trees in Monroe Park
-Legalize Squatting in Richmond
-25-100% of Monroe Park should remain open at all times
-Stop destroying/busting up homeless camps (more…)

Tuesday night was another cold night in Monroe Park. However, that did not stop the Monroe Park Occupation from setting up more of the camp. There is now a banner which reads “Free Tuition For Everyone”, as well as anarchist flags, a Really Really Free Market table, a food tent (kitchen), and a couch. Throughout Tuesday occupiers talked with passing pedestrians about the issues they were concerned with.

There were between 12-15 of us Tuesday night… including folks who regularly congregate in the park, a couple folks from IWW, Food Not Bombs, Queer Action, and a surprising number of people who just came over to play music and have a great time.

Friends, new friends, and supporters stopped by throughout the night to check on the Occupation and hang out in the park.

Tonight a storm is scheduled to begin which will last through Thursday day. Anyone who has any tents, tarps, ponchos, or blankets to bring to the park is encouraged to do so. Anyone willing to get a little wet is also encouraged to spend the night in the park.

More pictures after the break (more…)