According to a press release sent by San Francisco’s Department of Public Works, despite this morning’s raid on the Occupy SF encampment at Justin Herman Plaza, all the possessions left behind by occupiers are not lost, and can be retrieved this afternoon.
“This morning the Department of Public Works collected items that were left behind from the OccupySF encampment at Justin Herman Plaza” says the release.
According to DPW, possessions — except for the tents being used by occupiers in their encampment — that were collected can be retrieved from the Department of Public Works Operations Yard at 2323 Cesar Chavez, (they say to enter on Kansas Street), from 1 pm to 5 pm today.
If you can’t make it today, DPW says they’re open the rest of the week, from 8 AM to 3 PM, and that you can stop by during those hours to pick up your non-tent possessions.
Given the SFBG’s report that “bicycles, books from the library, tents, and people’s belongings were thrown directly into trash crusher trucks,” we’re eager to see what possessions remain.
One protester who was at the camp during the raid said it appeared many items were damaged or destroyed by city employees. David Ritchie, one of 70 people arrested during the raid, said he saw people’s belongings put in a garbage truck and crushed, reports Bay City News.
SF Weekly notes that DPW “will hold onto the Occupy collection for at least a month — maybe longer.”
If you’re an occupier who heads to DPW to get your stuff, drop us a line and let us know how it goes.