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Posts published by “Renata Rollins”

Five arrests over 24/7 public restrooms in downtown Olympia

In all the commotion and live-streaming and sit-in demonstrations Just Housing organized for 24/7 public restrooms downtown last weekend, let’s not forget the five people of conscience who were arrested for the crime of sitting in public restrooms (aka “criminal trespass first degree”). They are: Tyler Gundel(“Tye”), outreach worker Walker Stephens, Ho…

On courage, compassion and cover-ups

I witnessed 30 officers from multiple agencies respond to a sit-in over public restroom access at Heritage Park as if it were a bomb or hostage situation. The scene was absolutely ludicrous. Cops had guns out—some were in riot gear—while Just Housing protesters sat in a restroom quietly demanding the basic…

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