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This community has been amazing in their support of Occupy Wall Street.  I'd like to call your attention to the occupation on the other side of the country in San Francisco.  They desperately need more people for organizing, outreach and most importantly to occupy the space at 555 California Street in the Financial District.  I'm afraid that this particular occupation will die within the next two days unless more people show up willing to camp out.

This is one of the campers:
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He and his friends, and one kid from Canada, have been there since Saturday.  I've been visiting them during the day for the past three days.  They are a charming bunch of misfits that include at least one Ron Paul supporter.  They are engaged and intelligent and eager to spread the message of anti-corporatism.  

The weather is San Francisco has been lovely this week so camping outside has not been a hardship at all.  They've only had brief run-ins with the police who have forced them to one side of the plaza.  If you are able please come and join them.  I know many of you are broke and probably don't like the uncertainty of staying the city without money.  I can tell you that people have been generous with food and money donations, so you would most likely be ok.  

Please come if you can.  

List of items that would be useful to campers:
Portable power supply
Food
Water
Small first aid kit
Old laptops/wifi cards that you are willing to donate
Sign making materials (posterboard, markers)

[You're probably asking why I haven't been staying with them myself.  For reasons that can be found in my other diaries, I absolutely cannot get arrested right now because it would limit where I can go in the future.  I do not believe it's likely that anyone will get arrested but I cannot take the chance myself.]  

Originally posted to smellybeast on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 08:21 PM PDT.

Also republished by Anonymous Dkos and Occupy Wall Street.

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