Occupy Santa Fe may shut down
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Check out this comment about Occupy protesters: “Mostly it’s been a haven for drunks and the mentally ill.”
Another blast from to “Go get a job right after you take a bath”?
Nope, it’s a quote from a member of Occupy Santa Fe, the movement based in “The City Different” that has been camping out for months for free as Santa Fe Mayor so that occupiers can remain at Railyard Park.
But in a front page article in the Wednesday (Dec. 28) edition of the , the movement appears to be breaking apart on its own as some members are fighting among themselves — literally.
Among some of the quotes in :
“I’m talking to them and the next thing I know, I’ve got a guy grabbing me by the throat.”
“I was trying to get him to shut up because he was yelling. I thought I could get him to sober up, but it didn’t work.”
“The bottom line is, there is no Occupy in Santa Fe. All those tents out there are empty.”
“We are doing our best to eliminate violence from our space.”
Since the camp came into existence in late October, between some in the Railyard who are homeless or with substance abuse issues and those who live in homes in Santa Fe who have embraced the “we are the 99 percent” rallying cry.
Now, according to the New Mexican article, the Occupy Santa Fe movement may shut down voluntarily by the end of this week — although one active member told Sharpe that the camp could re-open in the spring.