On August 29, One DC pulled entirely out of the Parcel 42 tent city, literally pulling up their tents and moving on. The homeless who actually sleep there, however, are staying, despite the withdrawal of support by One DC from this now 7 week long land occupation.
There will still be film showings and a few other social events there, run by Take Back the Land DC, but One DC’s supply tent and other resources have been withdrawn.
Now, the real question is this: Will Mayor Fenty, the police and DC agencies respect the promise of 14 days notice prior to any eviction they made to One DC, or are the homeless to be treated differently (presumably worse) than NGO activists?
If Fenty’s promise of 14 days notice goes the way of his promise to keep Franklin Shelter open, it will be up to the activist community and the voting public to hold him accountable!