[UPDATED: Santa Ana Police Respond to Camping Request] Occupy Orange County in Santa Ana Tomorrow
UPDATE, OCT. 21, 7:50 P.M.: The Santa Ana Police Department sent out a press release this evening stating that Occupy Orange County protesters won't be able to camp on city property. The release states that though the police will continue to work with protesters to ensure their first amendment rights are facilitated, the department regularly enforces and prosecutes violations of the Santa Ana municipal code as it pertains to public camping. See the bottom of the post after the jump for the entire release.
ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 21, 4:48 P.M.: The hour for occupation draws nigh. But it remains to be seen if activists with the Santa Ana contingent of Occupy Orange County will dig in their heels and set up camp in the downtown civic center. Noon tomorrow is H hour of D Day for the group currently standing in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, now in its second month residing in Manhattan's Zuccotti park.
Group members have voiced their plans to camp indefinitely in the Civic Center despite police officials threatening to arrest those in violation of the city's no camping ordinance. Posts on the group's Twitter feed have told people interested in attending to bring sleeping bags and tents.
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