Saturday afternoon, the encampment at pulsed with music from a generator-powered sound system as battle-worn banners flapped themselves to ribbons in the day's tempestuous winds.
On the third of four days in a round-the-clock demonstration, the protesters appeared to have assembled or attracted everything they needed to sustain their "occupation," which was negotiated with college administrators.
Shelter and food
Tents sheltered those who stayed overnight, including organizer and NVC student Nicholas Watter, who said that food donations had been overwhelming.
A trio of portable toilets stood at a discreet distance from the small encampment, which clung to the most visible edge of the parking lot along the Napa-Vallejo Highway.
Passing drivers occasionally sounded their horns in support of the protesters, while several motorcyclists were seen shaking their heads as they passed the demonstration.
Take it to the bridge
A noontime march to the Maxwell Bridge saw the core group of protesters augmented by union members and at least one political hopeful, Napa City Council member Juliana Inman, who recently entered an already contested race to represent much of the city on the county board of supervisors.