Also known as “St. Pancake.”
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Some Occupy Olympia demonstrators remained camped in Heritage Park early Friday in defiance of a state eviction order and others moved into a vacant building and declared it the Rachel Corrie Community Center.
Spokeswoman Elinor Paulus says she expects 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.
Paulus says about three dozen people moved into the two-story building that once service as housing authority offices but was bought by a developer who had planned a high-rise condo tower.
She says it’s tentatively named in memory of the Olympia activist killed in 2003 by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza.