The Baltimore occupation of McKeldin Square enters its fifth week. Protesters have weathered an early winter storm, unfortunate media attention, and the city shutting off power to the encampment.
Baltimore Fox45 reported on October 31st that a woman had been raped over the weekend. Despite the claims made for Fox45, the Baltimore Sun quotes the Baltimore City Police as saying that, “the facts and evidence do not suggest that a sex offense occurred.”
With winter’s harsh weather coming on, protesters vow to stay on. Participant, Timothy Chin said that organizers have obtained two large “army tents” and donations of blankets. There are plans to restore power via bicycle-powered generators due to be online by week’s end.
Sustainworx had the opportunity to speak with Chin about his experience with Occupy Baltimore.
Those who would like to support the movement, but are unable to “occupy” may make in-kind or cash donations. See the group’s website for details.