This past weekend (October 22 and 23), Georgia Straight reporter Matthew Burrows and I set up a tent at the Occupy Vancouver site downtown.
During the 17 hours we spent in and around the tent city, we spoke to activists and supporters, observed a general assembly, sampled the food, listened to hecklers, and tried to get some sleep.
When we arrived at the camp, it was just hours after environmentalist David Suzuki made an address at the tent city and protesters occupied several bank branches, including a nearby TD Canada Trust.
Both Vision Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson and his chief electoral challenger, Non Partisan Association candidate Suzanne Anton, are working to have the more-than-a-week-old tent city removed, but occupiers say they plan to stay.
Here's a look at Occupy Vancouver in pictures.
Articles and video from our night at Occupy Vancouver:
Love and hugging more powerful than anger and bitching, activist claims
Medical coordinator and council candidate Chris Shaw busy till midnight
Food Not Bombs sustains tent city with vegan food
Ahmad Saeid believes protesters should adopt single message
Young campers tell their stories as Day 9 dawns clear and sunny
A cold, noisy night in the tent city
In tweets: Spending one night in Occupy Vancouver's tent city