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Occupy Tucson curfew citations continue as movement spreads to 3 parks

Occupy Tucson at Armory Park, Oct. 28, 2011 (Image Credit: Pamela Powers)

Occupy Tucson began on Oct. 15 at Armory Park— after a shift from Pancho Villa Park to accommodate Tucson Meet Yourself. Now the demonstration is taking place at 3 locations downtown— Armory Park, Pancho Villa, and the main library.

Tucson Police continue to give campers curfew citations nightly at all three locations– despite the restraining order issued by a federal judge in Tennessee who has prevented the state of Tennessee from issuing curfew citations against Occupy Nashville protesters on grounds that the tickets violated their first amendment rights to freedom of speech.

For more on the arrests and the new Occupy locations, click here.

For a collection of Occupy Tucson videos, click here.

For moving Occupy Tucson testimony from the 2 City Council meetings were no action was taken, check out these links. Particularly moving is the homeless man at the beginning of part 2 of the October 25 meeting.

October 18, 2011 Tucson Mayor and Council Meeting

October 25, 2011 Tucson Mayor and Council Meeting

4 comments on “Occupy Tucson curfew citations continue as movement spreads to 3 parks

  1. George W
    November 3, 2011

    Trying to suppress these demonstrations is proof they are effectively upsetting the status quo folks, the apple cart of the contented 1%! Many are to young to remember the 1960’s era grass roots movments of anti-war, anti-segregation, anti-jim crow civil rights era demonstratons, they were not neat, highly organized, had no real single leaders, definitely not like the GOP financed and created tea partier’s who had the billionaires money to rent them public spaces at $10,000 a day, nor provide them with buses to bus them around the country, or them cute out of season holloween colonial outfits they all liked to sport! No real grass roots movements are not neat, nor are they easily suppressed, they in fact react to attempts of suppression with a push back, growth, the fox and friends tea partier’s are going bonkers as their fake movement fizzles a real one is growing and they just cannot stand it!:-)


  2. George W
    November 3, 2011

    Is it not funny Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck & Orielly multi-millionaires claim to be defenders of the common man/woman, defenders of the constitution but are so far removed from both as to be almost comical if one looked at it, imagine these fellows riding in their limo’s, driven by a 99% working man/woman, riding in their personal jets/yacht’s, residing in their multi-million dollar mansions being in touch with the common working class american? No I cannot imagine them being anything but what they are the 1% who are afraid, terrified of the status quo changing!


      November 3, 2011

      What, like all 20 got tickets this time?
      They must not have gotten the orders- But, they are supposed to start mindless vandalism and  rioting as of last night.


      • tunkashila
        November 3, 2011

        So, when did you get your marching orders to spew mindless drivel, troll?


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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