The homeless camp that used to occupy Regina Park is on the move.
After the residents of tent city spent Thursday night in nearby Rudd Park, camp activists organized a rally through the Uptown-Douglas corridor on Friday night.
Around 100 people marched through the streets with cries of “homes not hate”, in order to protest Saanich and the BC Supreme Court’s order to disperse the people who had set up camp in Regina Park.
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The rally came to an end in a vacant lot of provincial land at Ravine Way and Carey Road, where the group is now located.
On Saturday morning, camp leaders and occupants hosted a press conference that was broadcast live on the Facebook page called ‘Camp Namegans’.
The main purpose of the press conference was for the group to proclaim themselves as an urban reserve named ‘Namegans Nation’.
“Yesterday we showed that we were able to survive like we have over the last number of centuries despite settlers coming in and telling us what we can and can’t do on our land,” says camp founder Chrissy Brett in the video.
“We’ve moved here to provincial land, and we’re no longer Camp Namegans, but we’re Namegans Nation. So we’re claiming this as the first urban reserve here in British Columbia.”
Watch the full press conference below
Nation Namegans Press Conference
Posted by Camp Namegans on Saturday, September 15, 2018