Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Occupy Tucson Protestors Elude Police by Climbing Trees

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM

2011-11-28_23.26.27.jpg
  • Alex Maldonado

As the number of citations grow and the court options dwindle, Occupy Tucson protestors have taken to avoiding police the same way that primitive man might have avoided predators: They climbed up into trees when the police came by.

Here's a press release from Occupy Tucson's Alex Maldonado:

In a rare direct action/resistance by Occupy Tucson, not seen across the nation thus far, occupiers climbed the trees of Veinte de Agosto Park before the 10:30pm citation time.

At approximately 11pm, the Tucson Police Department notified Occupy Tucson stating that there would be no enforcement, nor citations for staying in the park after hours for the night.

Several writers and two local television news stations were present to document the action, and reaction of TPD.

Could this be the move that could bring both the City of Tucson and Occupy Tucson to the negotiating table or is this a sign of a possible moratorium on citations?

Tags: , , , ,

Comments (10)

Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Staff Pick

Heirloom Farmers Markets' 13th Annual Chile Festival!

Heirloom Farmers Markets' 13th Annual Chile Festival| Chile roasting, Chile-themed foods, tamales, salsas, chef demo, live music… More

@ Rillito Park Farmers Market Sun., Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 4502 N. 1st Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. CM Punk and the UFC: Dishonorable and Disrespectful (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. 'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Song of the Day: 'The Jones' by John D. Loudermilk (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 28 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation