This we learn in a press release just like anyone else:
It’s become apparent that the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department is not coming. We have, in this instance, seen a severing of the control corporations and the 1% are accustomed to having over our public spaces and officials. BNY Mellon has not been able to force our elected Sheriff, William P. Mullen, to disavow himself from his role to protect democracy and suppress the free speech rights of Occupy Pittsburgh. We know that Sheriff Mullen does this at risk of being in contempt of court, and we appreciate and applaud his informed judgment and willingness to stand up for the rights of his constituents.
This afternoon at 5:30 pm, Occupy Pittsburgh will rally and make statements for the press at People’s Park. Afterward, they will march away from the encampment site. (OccupyPgh Media Team)
The introductory quotation by Mark Twain selected for this news release is particularly apropos.
Based on my experiences so far with the local Occupy franchise, I find it a little difficult to believe that 100% of the remaining occupants are going to be on board with declaring victory and marching away this evening, at least not without any surprises. Difficult but not impossible.