Occupy Santa Rosa
Police estimated that about 200 protesters participated in the rally and march, while protesters estimated more than 400 people participated.
Campers at the “Occupy Santa Rosa” site at City Hall were taking down their tents Tuesday because their camping permits expire on Wednesday.
Police have cleared more than half the tents from the Occupy Santa Rosa encampment around city hall that some protesters say had morphed into a homeless camp.
People without permits to camp at the Occupy Santa Rosa site at City Hall were ordered Thursday to leave immediately or be arrested.
Occupy Santa Rosa protesters Tuesday are claiming city officials have disregarded their suggestions regarding the issuance of permits for the group to continue camping on City Hall property.
Occupy Santa Rosa is reportedly the largest such demonstration in the nation per capita, but lawmakers there are taking a kinder, gentler approach to the protesters by comparison.
The Santa Rosa City Council approved by a 5-2 vote Thursday night an urgency ordinance that allows ‘Occupy Santa Rosa’ protesters to apply for a permit to continue camping at City Hall.