A small group of supporters joined the media, onlookers and police at the Drug War Survivors encampment in the parking lot beside Jubilee Park as the 4:30 pm deadline for them to leave the wooden fortress in which they have been stationed since Wednesday passed.
Though the Abbotsford police are making their presence known and came through the camp taking photographs, there was no move to forcibly remove anyone or enforce the judicial order handed out Friday which would force the homeless men and women out of the security they have found in the structure and back to the park out of which the City is trying to force them.
There is no indication 9 A/O 6:13 pm) of any intention of using force and Drug War Survivors spokesman Barry Shantz told those in the camp that they were free to move where they felt most safe as long as they understood that by staying in the wooden structure in the parking lot, they are violating a court order.
“It is my belief that the Ciy and the police will not force us back to the mud and overflowing porta potties of Jubilee Park in advance of Monday’s court date but I can’t promise that they won’t. If you stay here you are breaking a court order to leave and please make sure that you follow your conscience and do what you think is right. If you want to leave or move back to the park understand that you are free to do so,” Shantz said.
We will be updating on the situation as it unfolds.
Flash Mob At Jubilee Park – 4:20 pm
Dec14, 10:17 am –
A flash mob at Jubilee Park, in protest of the City’s treatment of the homeless, was announced on Facebook this morning by Marijuan Party activist Tim Felger.
“I am holding a flash rally at 4:20 at Jubilee Park in support of the homeless. I think the mayor should be charged with mischief or harassment or really for war crimes and crimes against humanity,” says Felger.
“I do not think the citizens should let the city employees take down the structure.
Felger says he is going to file harassment and mischief charges against the City and the APD or file complaints against the police until they are charged.
Felger took photos of the police presence in and around the Jubilee Park parking lot where the homeless men and women of the Abbotsford chapter of the Drug War Survivors (DWS) have taken refuge.