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Originally published Monday, October 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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Nickelsville has until Wednesday to vacate Seattle's Discovery Park

The homeless encampment Nickelsville will stay put in Discovery Park until Wednesday while the group seeks a restraining order against the city.

Seattle Times staff reporter

The homeless encampment Nickelsville will stay put in Discovery Park until Wednesday while the group seeks a restraining order against the city.

Northwest Justice Project, which represents the unauthorized tent city that sprung up in Southwest Seattle two weeks ago, is pursuing an injunction through King County Superior Court, said a spokeswoman for the Real Change Organizing Project, an advocacy group that helped plan the homeless camp.

The group of homeless people and advocates set up camp Sept. 22 on a city-owned grassy patch in Southwest Seattle and dubbed the tent city "Nickelsville" — an effort to draw attention to an executive order by Mayor Greg Nickels allowing sweeps of homeless camps so long as they're given 72-hours warning.

The camp has moved twice, once to an adjacent state-owned parking lot, and again last week to city-owned land leased to the United Indians of All Tribes, near the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park.

Crews from the city's parks department had posted 72-hour eviction notices Thursday, but the city pushed the date to today, then to Wednesday pending court hearings and more discussion with Northwest Justice Project.

Noelene Clark: 206-464-2321 or nclark@seattletimes.com

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