But no matter how you look at it, Occupy Boise is re-surrectiong its encampment on the grounds of the old Ada County courthouse - a development coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
On June 13, the group protesting Wall Street greed was ordered by a federal judge to vacate the Capitol Annex grounds for eight weeks to allow Idaho to repair lawns damaged by tents first erected Nov. 5, 2011.
Occupy Boise is moving out. On June 7 a judge ordered Occupy Boise to clear off the state house grounds by Wednesday in an effort to care for the lawn. But the judge has yet to rule on whether the tents are a freedom of expression. Occupy Boise...
Organizers are encouraging the supporters to skip out on work, class and other obligations Tuesday to show solidarity with laborers and draw lawmakers' attention to the economic inequities central to the Occupy movement.
The Attorney General's office filed a motion last week asking U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill to modify his preliminary ruling in February prohibiting the state from evicting protesters' tents from the old Ada County Courthouse grounds.
Foiled last month when a federal judge ruled the Legislature can't oust Occupy Boise's protests tents, Otter and Republican lawmakers endorsed a plan to give power to the Department of Administration to regulate Capitol Mall properties.
The Legislature adjourned after 81 days punctuated by intense debate on mandatory ultrasound, ousting Occupy Boise protesters from state land and $35 million in tax relief for corporations and top earners that passed in the final hours.