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Apple Bus Blockaded In SF Protest Against Tech Owners, Speculators And Evictions
by Labor Video Project
Saturday Dec 21st, 2013 7:11 AM
San Francisco tenants threatened with evictions and communit- labor activists blockaded an Apple bus in San Francisco on December 20, 2013 to protest the massive increase in evictions caused by speculators, property developers and a Mayor and Board of Supervisors that are giving subsidies to the tech billionaires such as Twitter rather than stopping tenant evictions. They called for a state of emergency to immediately halt the attacks on tenants going on in San Francisco.

[ San Francisco police refuse to ticket Apple, Google and other tech company buses which block SF Muni MTA buses when they use he Muni bus stops. This would add up to $1 billion for more working class housing. ]


Apple Bus Blockaded In SF Protest Against Tech Owners, Speculators And Evictions

Thousands of San Francisco residents are being evicted as a
result of a massive increase in housing costs caused in part
by the bussing in of thousands of tech employees from Silicon
Valley.

On December 20, 2013, people threatened with evictions and
community and labor activists stopped an Apple bus on 24th
St. and Valencia. The police removed the protesters and they
then marched to 24th and Mission. This is the second blockade
of a tech buses that are bringing thousands of new workers
into San Francisco and threatening long term residents and
working class people with low income.

The escalating number of evictions are also creating a growing
anger and terror among the residents and many fear they will
end up homeless. The San Francisco mayor Ed Lee and the
Board of Supervisors have given tax subsidies to tech companies
such as Twitter and have allowed the use of the MTA Muni bus
stops for these tech corporation buses with no enforcement of
traffic regulations and fines for illegal use.

Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
§Anti-Eviction Rally 24th & Mission
by Labor Video Project Saturday Dec 21st, 2013 7:11 AM

After blockading the Apple bus, tenants and protesters marched to the 24th St. Bart station and rallied.
§UESF para-professional Beneto Santiago Threatened With Eviction
by Labor Video Project Saturday Dec 21st, 2013 7:11 AM

UESF para-professional Beneto Santiago who is threatened with eviction and possible being made homeless spoke at the rally and protest against the evictions and the tech companies which are pushing gentrification of San Francisco.