Friday, November 25, 2011

2011-11-25 "Occupy SF plans to hold feast on bocce ball courts" by Vivian Ho from "San Francisco Chronicle" newspaper
While Occupy protesters in San Francisco didn't plan a Thanksgiving celebration, camp organizers are working to put together a Harvest Feast today.
The feast will most likely be held on the bocce ball courts that run down the middle of the camp on Justin Herman Plaza, said Nate Paluga, who gives tours of the camp.
About 100 protesters remain at the camp, and Glide Memorial Church members set aside about 400 meals to feed the protesters after the group's annual dinner at its location on Ellis Street, which fed an estimated 4,000.
Glide members packed up the serving station at about 2 p.m., cleaning up the tables under a canopy next to the camp's large white kitchen tent. Members of the camp helped themselves to the leftovers, as others meandered about, going in and out of tents.
The encampment on Justin Herman Plaza is the last camp left for Occupy SF after police raided and dismantled the camps in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Market Street and One Market Street. Protesters braced themselves for a raid at the Justin Herman camp last week after the city's public health officials declared the site a public health nuisance.
So far, police have not raided the camp. Paluga said the protesters hope that the police, as well as the mayor and other city officials, will join their Harvest Feast.

Occupy San Francisco protesters are served a turkey dinner provided by Glide Memorial Church at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
Credit: Jeff Chiu

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