People at the Occupy Tacoma encampment continued packing up Sunday per its eviction notice, but authorities did not arrive to shoo them off the property.
“We are giving them time to pack up and vacate the property,” Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said. “We’re being flexible, but will continue checking the area.”
The state Department of Transportation, which owns the land, issued an eviction notice Thursday. Campers were notified that they had until Sunday to leave Don Pugnetti Park at the corner of Pacific Avenue and South 21st Street.
By late afternoon, a few tents remained and a dozen or so people mingled as they hauled debris to a city-issued Dumpster and packed away their belongings. The Occupy movement claimed the park in mid-October and some with the group have said they will look for another area in Tacoma to continue their protest.
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