Message from Hand Banana in Charlottesville 2.0 #demonstration_tactics
Omni has open and closed lots and also will allow for busses to be parked there as well, you are not required to be a guest.
We can probably shuttle people in, but the shuttles will need to be parked closeby. Omni should work if that's the case.
@everyone It's absolutely critical that you not mill about in small groups, you'll get overtaken
every possible effort should be made to link up as soon as possible, shuttling is probably the best bet
@MadDimension Darden towe may possibly be packed that day I can check on the park schedules. Soccer games and other sports there. I was thinking Omni for Private or Clark School for public parking.
Also, Monticello high school has sizable lots and is about a 5 min drive (straight shot) from the downtown mall and outside city limits.
What about the McDonald's and Staples parking lots?
The Parking Garage at Carver Rec is open to the public as well
They have both started to crack down on parking.
I was just going to mention Carver. It ultimately all depends on if there are any other events.
We need to make a list of solid parking locations. Carver should be #1. What else?
Should be okay early on a Saturday
There are the water street and market street garages
those are the closest
Water street lot between the metered lot and garage is closed down for the farmers market on Saturday's people start crowding that area heavily at 7am or earlier.
good to know
Look for somewhere 10 minutes outside of town that people could park cars at
Downtown parking should be for all the vans we can muster primarily, secondarily for POVs
There are a number of garages at the uni
I've never crowd funded anything. Is there a fee to just opening a request?
There are lots of people who like what we are doing that aren't going. What if we just started wesearcher requests. Some could be for crazy stuff (like a helicopter for Antifa rides). It would be funny and some of them might actually get funded. That would make planning much easier.
@Tyrone Not just to open, but WeSearcher takes something like 15% off the top.
I feel like garages would be unsafe if we have a pack of ferals following us. Or just generally unsafe since the entirety of Charlottesville will know about our presence this time. Idk. I made a point to find street parking about 10-15 minutes walking distance from where we were demonstrating last time.
The Carver parking garage is a 5 minute walk from the event and should be safe
So how much does it cost to rent a helicopter for the day?
Add 15% plus the initial fees
If we hit that it would be fun News to put out into the tubes
Plus its free. Market Street and Water Street garages are an option as well for those willing to play for parking
For parking outside of town I would definitely suggest Monticello high school. (For shuttling)
"Fascist Alt-Right rally is renting a Helicopter with extra fuel for one day Rally"
All implicit. 100% message achieved.
@Erika last time was a flash mob style event with almost no leftist presence
This will be more similar to Berkeley in size"scope
Since its summer all the shit heel leftists possible will be bussing in
DC, Baltimore, Philly, Pittsburgh
Do we have access to a bus or other high occupancy vehicle to shuttle our people in with?