Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Occupy Austin’s First-Hand Accounts of City Hall Eviction

Occupy Austin has experimented with several tactics following a prohibition on camping that drove it from City Hall: speaking to the Austin school board on behalf of teachers opposed to a proposed charter school that wish to remain anonymous; “occupying” the inside of City Hall to voice grievances with their removal; and even launching a “guerilla gardening” initiative.  

But, like other "Occupy" groups across the country, the physical occupation of a place – and the manner in which the group was removed – remains a concern as well.

Recently, Occupy Austin unveiled the “Occuzine” – an eight-page document of members’ first-hand accounts of their removal from City Hall. You can view it above. 

Despite the camping prohibition, Occupy Austin still meets regularly for general assemblies at City Hall before the city's newly-instituted curfew takes effect. The next general assembly is tomorrow, 7 p.m., at the City Hall Plaza. 

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
Related Content