After nearly seven months camped at a downtown park, Occupy Fairbanks has taken down its tents. The move follows a notice from the Fairbanks North Star Borough last week threatening legal action if the group refused to clear out of the park, where overnight camping is not allowed. Occupy Fairbanks member William White says the group anticipated having to call it quits.
White says Occupy Fairbanks knew groups had the park reserved for events this spring and summer. He says they were prepared to share the venue.
Despite the decision to move out of Veteran’s Park, White says Occupy Fairbanks isn’t giving up, and will continue without a downtown encampment.
Occupy Fairbanks plans to participate in a national general strike planned for may first.
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