"Buy It or Guard It!"
There was a great exclusive from Dutchphoto on the squatter occupation in Vancouver's downtown eastside this weekend. Today there will be more classic Civil disobedience just a few steps away from NP headquarters on the door steps of Gastown. At around one o'clock pm, the police will arrive to arrest, and then remove the squatters from the North Star Hotel. The best comment I heard was on local radio last night, reminding everyone how cold it is outside, dampened Vancouver nights which many of us take for granted are nothing short of brutal if you have no place to go. And when understanding why people would fight for an empty space, unused property. The question becomes not where would you go with no place to sleep. But, would you not stand up once you found it?
"We're not leaving without being taken out, and police have developed an operational plan to make that happen. That looks like that's what's going to happen at 1 o'clock if Sam doesn't show up.
"There are no plans to resist arrest. It's a peaceful demonstration. So they'll come in and take people out."