Via Political Buzz:
The Occupy Olympia protests were evicted from Heritage Park last Friday, but the Thurston Diversity Council is bestowing its 2011 Human Rights Award for Unique Achievement to the group tonight.
From last weekend:
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Occupy Olympia demonstrators have left the vacant building adjacent to their original Heritage Park encampment following requests from Olympia Police Department officers in conjunction with Washington State Patrol.
Earlier this morning, WSP cleared Heritage Park, moving demonstrators to another area of the park while they removed camping equipment. According to WSP, the officers found “obvious biohazards” within the camp, including hypodermic needles. WSP said the demonstrators cooperated in the removal of the campsites.