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WSP Gives Occupy Olympia Warning To Leave Park

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington State troopers have given Occupy Olympia campers three warnings that it's past time to move out of Heritage Park.

Trooper J.J. Gundermann says they're going slow to be as peaceful as possible, but he says campers who don't leave will be arrested.

The state Department of Enterprise Services posted eviction notices Thursday, citing concerns about drug use and graffiti.

About two dozen people remained at dawn Friday in the park where demonstrators have camped since mid-October. A few were cleaning up the state property.

Occupy Olympia spokeswoman Elinor Paulus says about three dozen others moved about 1 a.m. Friday into a vacant building and declared it the Rachel Corrie Community Center. Corrie was the Olympia activist killed in 2003 by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza.

      
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