It’s day four since Occupy Raleigh’s exodus from their campsite (located where Hillsborough Street and Edenton Street meet), but signs of their occupation remain. Despite a day of “beautification” and tearing down camp, piles of trash, camping supplies, and “artwork” still remain. Scavengers appear to have picked through any construction supplies that may still be useful, such as cinderblocks and lumber, but debris is still strewn about the lot. What once was a gravel and dirt parking lot now resembles a dump more that a “beautified” campsite; smells and all.
With no major cleanup initiative it looks like the city and its taxpayers will be footing the bill to remove the… legacy of Occupy Raleigh, as suggested in an earlier article.