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

07/16/14 Protests in East Salinas Resume Following Fourth Police Killing   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/14 Hundreds of Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Have Been Killed in Gaza Since July 8   Palestine
07/11/14 Frank Alvarado, Killed by SPD, Spoke in Santa Cruz Against Prison Expansion   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Letter Writing Group to Focus on Political Prisoners in the California Prison System   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Santa Cruz Anti-War Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual Independence Day Rally   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/02/14 SF Queer Anarchists Blockade the Google/FIFA Pride Float In Solidarity with Brazilians   Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | International
07/01/14 Carmel Demonstrations Help Labor Union Achieve Victories Across the Monterey Bay   Labor & Workers | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/01/14 Activists Look to DOI to Set Timeline for Business to Remove Operations from Drakes Estero   Environment & Forest Defense | North Bay / Marin
06/30/14 Protest of Kink.com Prison-Themed Dance Party Leads to Violence and Arrests by SFPD   LGBTI / Queer
06/30/14 Forest Service Proposes Massive Salvage Logging Project in California's Rim Fire Area   Environment & Forest Defense | California
06/29/14 Ten Arrested at Google Headquarters Asking for Dialogue in Battle for Net Neutrality   Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Peninsula