Eugene Police issued a citation for illegal camping to one SLEEPS member there. The group said it was told it had until Saturday night to vacate the property. Protesters tore down tents and gathered their belongings to get ready for the move.
Protesters say not everyone staying at the site and being asked to leave are all a part of the protest. “So when Whoville popped up and they saw it of the 30 something tents here over the last few days half of them never were at the downtown protest,” said a SLEEPS protester who calls himself Tin Man.
SLEEPS said it will be breaking up into four smaller groups and dispersing to different campsites around town.