Protesters are planning a «RV park» for July 11 during the MLB All-Star Game in Seattle despite officials saying the «remediation» of RVs in the SODO neighborhood is unrelated to the game.
Jaime Housen, communications director for the Seattle mayors office, told Fox News Digital that RV «remediation» had been planned in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle, and that RVs were not required to move specifically because of the July 11 MLB All-Star Game. at T-Mobile Park.
The RV campers were reportedly preparing to move out of the area on the morning of July 5 after notices were posted advising them to leave, according to KOMO News.
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Seattle officials said crews from the Unified Care Team were on site Thursday at SODO «completing previously scheduled camp resolution and RV remediation.»
“UCT uses an objective prioritization matrix to help determine the encampments that most urgently need our attention,” the Seattle mayor’s office said in a statement to Fox News Digital. «The City’s homeless response has had a consistent and consistent focus on SODO for the past year and a half due to a high concentration of RVs and tents. We have not changed this process or approach in the lead up to to the All-Star Game.
«Our work at SODO has been characterized by urgency and compassion to bring the homeless indoors and connect them to services as we work to keep our sidewalks, streets and public spaces clean and accessible to all.»
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The activists are planning a «recreational vehicle park» for July 11 at midnight, according to a flyer obtained by The Daily Caller.
The fliers advised people living in trailers to return to the SODO neighborhood at midnight on July 11 once the city’s no-parking zones expired.
«They’ve been pushing us for months in hopes of clearing us out of sight for the MLB All-Star Game on July 11. Let’s make sure their work is for nothing!» says the flyer.
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A «party» is planned for 1 a.m. on July 11 to «celebrate one coming back to town,» according to the flyer.
The city has preparations to address potential protests, including for the «RV Park-In.»
Seattle hosts the MLB All-Star Game for the first time since 2001 and for the third time overall.