SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Front Page

Fri May 7 2010 (Updated 05/11/10) Graffiti and Broken Windows on Pacific Avenue
The Santa Cruz May Day Riot On the night of Saturday, May 1st, May Day, there was a dance party to mark International Workers' Day, which began at the clock tower in downtown Santa Cruz. During the event, around 250 people roved through the streets in a mixture of dancing, partying and protesting. A smaller number of people, some wearing masks or bandanas on their face, carried torches, spray painted graffiti, broke windows at an estimated 18 downtown businesses, and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. In addition, a police squad car that responded was reportedly pelted with rocks, surrounded, and paint was poured on the hood.

The SubRosa Café has become a target of blame for the vandalism in the ideological diatribes of the corporate media as well as by the Santa Cruz politicians on the city council and the law and order "community" group, "Take Back Santa Cruz". SubRosa Café is an anarchist coffee shop —$1 per cup and no hassles for spending no money— and also serves as an infoshop and library as well as a meeting place for various community groups.

Read more | Dance Party Ends in Window-Breaking and Police Clearing Pacific Avenue 20 Minutes Later | imc_video.gifVideo | imc_photo.gifPhotos on May 2nd | imc_audio.gifAudio Interviews | SubRosa under attack in local media | imc_video.gifCorporate News Goes "In-Depth" | SCPD, City Council, and Downtown Association Hold Exclusive Meeting | Letter in support of Sub Rosa | From SubRosa concerning May Day | Why I Support the Santa Cruz Rioters | Satire: Santa Cruz decries attack on mom n' pop Rolex store, corporate chains

11/21/14 Students Protest Tuition Increases, Class Size, Fewer Classes, Cuts to Services   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security; Protesters Banned from Bookstore   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act   Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/14/14 Rasmea Odeh Conviction Protested Across U.S. by Supporters and Human Rights Activists   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Palestine | Immigrant Rights
11/13/14 Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs Shares in Solidarity with Those Being Arrested in Florida   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/13/14 Grand Jury Investigation Found Recent Jail Deaths Were Preventable   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/12/14 Strikes by California RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | California
11/11/14 Whole Foods Workers Demand $5-An-Hour Across-the-Board Wage Increase in SF and East Bay   Labor & Workers
11/05/14 Californians Win Victories on Fracking Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/05/14 Police Take Leadership Role in 2014 Peace and Unity March   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/04/14 Fifth Man Killed at the Hands of Salinas Police in 2014: Jaime Garcia   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia