Lansing State Journal, “Anarchist group put picnic tables in Reutter Park and Lansing isn’t objecting – for now”

An anarchist group called Punks with Lunch that helps the homeless and others less fortunate won’t face resistance from city officials for a gesture it made last weekend in a downtown park.

There are no plans to remove four picnic tables group members padlocked to trees in Ruetter Park, Lansing Parks And Recreation Director Brett Kaschinske said.

“They will stay for now,” Kaschinske said of the tables, “and we’ll see how it works.”

Reutter Park is located at the corner of West Kalamazoo Street and South Capitol Avenue, across from the Capital Area District Library.

Kaschinske said the city removed its own picnic tables from the park last year because officials “had concerns about the uses of them” and were aware of a few instances when people using them failed to obey park rules.

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