SLEEPS Cited at River Road Campsite

EUGENE, Ore. — SLEEPS protesters spent Saturday afternoon packing up and cleaning up their campsite at River Road and Chambers Street, a site they’ve been calling Whoville. 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. … Continue reading »

Commissioners to Address Plaza Use

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County commissioners will hold a meeting next week to discuss the growing SLEEPS demonstration at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza. On the agenda is the possible emergency closure of the area demonstrators are now calling home base. SLEEPS has been camping out at Free Speech Plaza since last week protesting for … Continue reading »

SLEEPS Protesters Set Up Downtown Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — SLEEPS protesters returned to Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in downtown Eugene and they’re planning to expand. The plaza is filled with more than a dozen tents as the protesters move back into the plaza. Last Thursday around a dozen protesters moved into the plaza after a judge ruled their eviction in … Continue reading »

Protesters Rally Against Fossil Fuels

EUGENE, Ore. — Environmental activists rallied against the use of fossil fuels  Sunday. Local protesters coordinated their rally with the thousands that gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline and other controversial energy plans. Demonstrators gathered at the University of Oregon campus where they laid out their demands to Congress to focus on … Continue reading »