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Occupiers Return to Occuplaza In Face of Harassment, Bogus Felony Charges
Mounting protests in the next few days will challenge the false prosecutions of the Santa Cruz Eleven as described in the flyer below.
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Flyer to be distributed at today's arraignment of Brent Adams and Gabriella Ripleyphipps noting the next day's arraignment in Wednesday's Witchhunt against photographer Alex Darocy and homeless activist Robert Norse.
Occupy Activists Return to Courthouse Steps
For the last 11 days, Arrest-Me-Not Anthony--sometimes alone, sometimes with others-- tabled and picketed at the “Occuplaza”. This was the area in front of the courthouse on Ocean St. previously used by Occupy Santa Cruz [OSC] activists until driven away by deputy harassment and SCPD threats. In response Sheriff Wowak's Deputies and SCPD Chief Vogel's police resumed arrest threats. Early Saturday morning on 2-25, deputies assaulted Anthony with cold water as he slept at 2 AM, presumably to discourage his protest. Two days later, seven deputies seized the literature table enforcing Chief Administrative Officer Susan Mauriello's extraordinary 12-hour-a-day “No Trespassing” curfew.