OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Occupy Olympia protesters have been given a deadline to vacate a park where they have been set up since mid-October.
The Department of Enterprise Services says that tents and other structures at Heritage Park must be removed by 12:01 a.m. Friday. Spokesman Steve Valandra says that the notices were personally delivered and posted at the camp Thursday morning. Valandra says that around 100 tents are at the lake.
Director Joyce Turner says that public safety concerns have led to the deadline being issued.
The state says it will dispose of "abandoned or unsanitary" private items left behind. Owners of unclaimed items will be able to pick them up through Jan. 9 at a storage site close to the park.