EUGENE, Ore. — As promised, the SLEEPS movement expanded Monday.
The occupy movement opened two new sites, one in Skinner Butte Park and one just outside the fence at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
Demonstrators say they chose this site because of the positive response from the community and plan to start making their presence known.
“We want to go meet the neighbors and tell them why we’re here, what it’s about. When in the process of talking to somebody, there may be some who needs some help from a few of us on their property,” said Tin Man, SLEEPS Demonstrator.
Demonstrators say they have more sites chosen for expansion. They’re hoping their increased presence will force the city and county to make new laws opening up areas for the homeless.