[Hpn] No protesters as Tent City 4 moves to new location

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Sun, 20 Feb 2005 06:16:22 -0500


No protesters as Tent City 4 moves to new location


Febuary 20, 2005

 Residents of a roving homeless encampment moved to the parking lot of a 
church across the street from Kirkland City Hall yesterday — and 
protesters were nowhere to be seen.

Critics of Tent City 4 periodically have picketed the camp since it set up 
on the grounds of a Bothell church last spring.

Some tent-city residents said they were surprised not to see anyone 
picketing as they moved from St. John Mary Vianney Catholic Church in the 
Finn Hill neighborhood to the Kirkland Congregational Church/United Church 
of Christ.

"Maybe the protesters are just getting sick of doing it," said John Nevers, 
one of roughly 50 campers living at Tent City 4.

Church members voted overwhelmingly last Sunday to welcome the encampment 
for a three-month stay.