On Tuesday, January 31, hundreds of cops forcibly shut down Occupy Miami’s tent city at Government Center, ending nearly four months of protests.
But instead of heading home, dozens of protesters mysteriously migrated to a half-empty apartment building in Overtown. Apparently with the permission of the building’s owner — an enigmatic Occupy Miami member who has changed his name to Sr. Paz, or Mr. Peace — they have taken the doors off of 26 units, spray-painted Anarchy signs on walls, and re-established “Peace City.”
Rent-paying tenants, however, claim the protesters have only brought noise, drugs, and filth. “They poop on the walls!” says Sharene Odho. “It’s like we live in a huge crack house now.”. . .