Number of biohazards left behind by tea partiers, zero.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Occupy Olympia demonstrators have left the vacant building adjacent to their original Heritage Park encampment following requests from Olympia Police Department officers in conjunction with Washington State Patrol.
Earlier this morning, WSP cleared Heritage Park, moving demonstrators to another area of the park while they removed camping equipment. According to WSP, the officers found “obvious biohazards” within the camp, including hypodermic needles. WSP said the demonstrators cooperated in the removal of the campsites.
Spokeswoman Elinor Paulus said she expected a couple of dozen people who remain in the park they have occupied since mid-October to be evicted. The state Department of Enterprise Services posted eviction notices at the camp Thursday, citing concerns with drug use and graffiti.