Nickelsville Moves Again

Posted on October 20th, 2008 by Djordje.


A Nickelsville resident in front of his newly-built tent in U district

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Seattle, 10.10.2008: Seattle’s Tent City Moves to a New Location

Nickelsville has moved. Again. As previously reported, the city of Seattle didn’t allow the residents to stay in the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. They had to leave by noon of October 10, 2008.

The new location was undisclosed as the residents feared the city would prevent them from setting up a camp at the new location. The new location of the camp is the University Christian Church’s parking lot in U district. As the residents were setting up the camp, the meeting between the city officials and the camp residents was taking place. The agreement was reached and the residents were given the permission to stay on the grounds until January 01, 2009 (they were helped by the fact that the church’s parking lot is a private property). By then the residents hope to find a location where they’ll be able to build permanent structures, not tents.

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