Poor People’s Campaign Sets Up “Bushville” on Harriet Island


MPR is reporting the following:
Police say the protesters need to leave by 11 tonight, when the park closes. Camping isn’t allowed in any of the city parks. Officers say they hope to avoid using force when removing the activists tonight. One police cruiser is on the scene, but so far no arrests have been made.

At 2pm Thursday afternoon, the Poor People’s Campaign set up a tent city – “Bushville” – on Harriet Island, on the south side of the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul.

The tent city is in need of support – tarps, water, food, amenities, and people to camp (provided they are sober, respectful, and willing to respect the leadership of the camp) and provide a supportive presence of this space. Come to Harriet Island!

The camp is at the same site as an SEIU rally planned for September 1.

More info to follow at TC-IMC


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