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Fri Feb 14 2014 (Updated 03/03/14)
Parading through Town in Support of the Santa Cruz Eleven
Fri Feb 14 2014 (Updated 03/03/14)
Staying Positive as Final Four SC11 Defendants Prepare for Trial
Supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven rallied for an afternoon parade through town on February 11 in support of the final four SC11 defendants, whose trial begins on March 3. They still face charges in association with the 2011 occupation of the vacant bank building located at 75 River Street, which occurred during the height of the Occupy movement.

It was a vibrant demonstration that included bubble-blowers as well as people dressed in gold clothing with glitter and capes. One gold-clad supporter drew laughs from passersby while hauling a large and colorful plastic drum and proclaiming, "I've got an empty can of justice. There's no justice." A two-story cardboard bank with a money sign was towed in a wagon by one of the defendants who was dressed and waving like a beauty queen on a float in a parade. In addition to carrying large banners stating, "Support the Santa Cruz Eleven" and "Drop the Charges Now" many people wore t-shirts and carried signs which read, "I Was In The Building".

Update: The trial was scheduled to begin with jury selection on March 3 in Santa Cruz Superior Court, but after a readiness hearing in late February, the trial has been postponed indefinitely as the prosecution has entered a new motion to disqualify Judge Burdick. The next hearing is on Wednesday, March 26 at 8:15am in Department 6 at the Santa Cruz Court House. See: Santa Cruz Eleven Trial Postponed Indefinitely

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With Trial Set for March, Parade Organized to Support Final Four SC11 Defendants | Trial Related to Bank Occupation of 2011 Rescheduled for March of 2014 | Santa Cruz Eleven Down to Four | Vacant Bank Occupied in Santa Cruz
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