The Final Day For Occupy Bloomington?

A notice from the city could set up a showdown between Occupy participants and municipal officials.

  • Occupy Bloomington Camp

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    The Occupy Bloomington camp has already been largely taken down, with the largest two tents removed yesterday.

  • Occupy camp bench

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    Tables and other supplies that were originally used in the camp have been set aside after the largest communal tents were taken down.

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    Supplies from the Occupy Bloomington camp sit in People's Park. Protestors have been told they must leave the park by noon Thursday.

  • Occupy camp

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    The Occupy Bloomington camp looks much more bare then it did just yesterday after several tents were taken down.

  • Occupy protestors sleep

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    Occupy Bloomington protestors sleep on bunk beds without tents after the city told them they must vacate the park by noon Thursday, January 5.

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    Occupy protestors sleep in People's Park on Kirkwood Ave. in downtown Bloomington.

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    An Occupy protestor sits atop bunk bed on the morning of Thursday, January 5, 2011-- the day the city of Bloomington named for them to be out of the park.

  • Occupy Bloomington

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    Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

    The Occupy Bloomington camp at People's Park could be vacated by noon Thursday. Many of the tents have already been taken down.

Occupy Bloomington protestors have been given written notice that the city intends for today to be the final day of their sit-in at People’s Park.

A sign posted at the camp says any belongings left in the park – including the covered tents which had become home to many associated with the protest — at noon today will be considered abandoned and disposed of.  The camp’s official Twitter feed says some residents may stay in the park even without the tents.

Inquiries made by WFIU to both the Occupiers and Mayor Mark Kruzan’s office have gone unanswered.

Stan Jastrzebski

WFIU/WTIU News Senior Editor Stan Jastrzebski spent time as a reporter with WGN Radio in Chicago and as an editor at Network Indiana, an Indianapolis news service. Stan is the winner of awards from the Associated Press, the RTDNA, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He hosts WFIU's Ask the Mayor and anchors WTIU's InFocus.

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