BOISE, Id – The Idaho House has voted to evict Occupy Boise protesters from their encampment next to the Idaho Statehouse. The group pitched their tents on state land last November.
Republican Scott Bedke supports the measure:
Scott Bedke “This bill closes a loophole, this is exactly the same language that is in the city of Boise ordinance and this bill will be applied uniformly into the future.”
House Minority Leader John Rusche disagreed saying it was a poke in the eye for protestors.
John Rusche “People of good will can sit down and talk together and reach a reasonable accommodation, I don’t believe we’ve made that effort, and so I just don’t think this the way that I care for my government to work.”
All House Democrats and one lone Republican, Tom Trail of Moscow, voted against the bill. It heads to the Governor’s desk. Once he signs the bill, anyone camping at the Occupy Boise site will be fined. Any property on the site will be confiscated.
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