From members of OCCUPY ALBERTA:
'OCCUPY EDMONTON' FACES 10:00 am EVACUATION NOTICE
Over 50 people that are part of 'Occupy Edmonton' that have been occupying the park at 102 street and Jasper Ave. for the past three days have been given a 10:00 am evacuation notice.
The group is hoping to raise awareness around the amount of influence corporations have over our political institutions, how they are dictating public policy and decimating the environment. They are also concerned about a system that puts the hunger for profits above the health and well being of all our communities. The camp started following a march that drew thousands of people to the streets of Edmonton. The march was held on a global day of solidarity with the 'occupy wall street movement.'
Despite the camp being incredibly peaceful and receiving overwhelming support from Edmontonian's that have been dropping off food, clothing and other supplies Melcor Development, the owner's of the park, has set an evacuation dead line of 10:00 am, today (Tuesday). Many of the campers are likely going to stay despite the evacuation.
The camp needs your urgent help!!
Please call or write Melcor development and tell them to let the group stay!
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 780-423-6931
- Fax: 780-426-1796
Feel free to ask for all or one of the following.
- Peter Dali Executive VP Community Development
- Jordan Davis VP Edmonton Region
- Paula Cunningham Senior Administrative Assistant
Please come down to the park (102 Street and Jasper Ave.) and support the occupiers. We do not know when police might remove people so please come down whenever you can. We are also pushing for as many people to get there at 9:30 am to show the strong support for the camp.
**We will have a series of activities going on, including sign making and workshops on legal rights, de escalation and more. Come learn and have some fun!**
* Please spread the word!
- Post this message to your facebook page.
- Tweet - @OccupyYEG risks mass if they do not leave the park by 10:00. Contact park owners at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them to let the occupiers stay.
- Post to listserves, friends and allies.
Thank you for your support!!