Occupy Supply and Occupy San Antonio (OSA) are working together to keep occupiers going through the winter season. Base-layers, hats, scarves, blankets and duck coats have now been delivered and distributed from Occupy San Antonio HQ in Hemisfair Park, located downtown.
While south Texas doesn’t get anything like the winters being experienced by northern-tier Occupations, San Antonio occupiers are not allowed tents or tarps or any other erected shelters–so they sleep without benefit of cover of any kind. Nights are down in the 40s and 50s now, but will drop into the 30s soon, and they’re grateful for help from Occupy Supply in advance of the cold weather ahead.
Occupy San Antonio recently participated in the Occupy the Ports action by sending a half-dozen protesters to Houston. Almost simultaneously, the City of San Antonio notified OSA that they would need to disperse within 48 hours of notice. Relations between OSA and the SAPD have typically been fairly cordial, and negotiations between OSA and the city (with help from the National Lawyers Guild), has produced at least a temporary solution–OSA will be moving to a different location within Hemisphere Park, and expect to be able to maintain the occupation for the foreseeable future.
For more information, OSA is presently rebuilding its website, but maintains a presence on Facebook, including a new effort to share information among all the occupations within Texas. They are also on Twitter (@osatx).