LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 - The Mayor announced this afternoon that he is ordering the closure of Solidarity Park (formerly known as City Hall Park). Standing with police chief Beck the mayor said that closure of the park would begin at one minute past midnight this Sunday night.
Reaction from occupiers was swift, with chants of "Hell no. we won't go" heard when the news reached the camp. One occupier is quoted has saying "They can shutdown our location, but they can't shutdown the spirit of the movement". The Occupy LA encampment is now the largest last standing camp in the nation. There are about 450 tents at the camp now with a camp population estimated at near 500 campers.
Occupiers are now mobilizing in two main groups: those prepared to engage in non-violent civil disobedience to resist eviction and those who can not risk arrest but can provide support in other ways. Occupiers are asking supporters to come to the camp this Sunday evening at 8:00 pm to help them defend the space.
From the Newswire: Occupy LA Braces for Police Raid this Sunday at Midnight | Occupy LA, Day 56 - Last Camp Standing | Shots from The GA that said NO by Robert Stuart Lowden