Occupy Seattle will be a good neighbor
After saying it would not welcome, and would likely arrest demonstrators , now Seattle Central Community College and Occupy Seattle are chummy.
Demonstrators marched to the Capitol Hill campus on Broadway, and Seattle Central did not ask police to make any arrests. Now Occupy Seattle has come out with its policy for being a “good neighbor” for as long as the demonstration continues.
Occupy Seattle says it will respect the learning environment on campus. “This involves being peaceful and respectful while in route to the restrooms during school hours and respectful treatment of the facilities in the building.” They will also “refrain from tagging or the defacement of land or structures at SCCC.”
In order to respect the farmer’s market that happens on campus on Sundays, they’ll breakdown the Occupy Seattle camp between 6:30am and 5pm on Sundays.
During other hours, Occupy Seattle will “limit excessive noise making (i.e. drumming/music/loud behavior) in the evening hours, and they’ll abide by the no-smoking policy on campus.
For its part, Seattle Central is teaching classes in support of the demonstrators.
Professors started teaching classes last night on subjects including: “Why We Support Occupy,” “Legislative Lobbying,” “The Art of the Protest Sign” and “Filming to Document Human Rights Violations.”
Photos of Occupy Seattle at SCCC from the OccupyPics Twitter feed