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May Day in Santa Cruz
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net )
Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
There were two large immigrant rights marches in Santa Cruz on May Day - one starting at the base of UC Santa Cruz, and the other starting in Beach Flats. The two met at the Town Clock, where the estimated 5,000 folks marched on to San Lorenzo Park together. The actions were part of a nationwide "Day Without an Immigrant" strike that saw millions of immigrants and their allies in the streets.
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Please email sugarloaf [at] riseup.net to reprint/reuse these photos or for larger sizes. All photos are free and available for use by the march organizers. Thanks!
§Sit-In at Base of UCSC Campus
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Bay St.
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Legalize Don't Criminalize
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Temporary Sit-In at Bay & Mission
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§McDonalds Open, Streets Closed
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Mission & Laurel
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Mission St.
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Walking Towards the Other March
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Beach Flats, UCSC Marches Unite
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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Notice that most of the marchers from the Flats had U.S. flags while barely anyone from UCSC did. In fact, the university students/workers had a few "no nations, no borders" signs.
§Town Clock
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Water St.
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Water St. Bridge
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§San Lorenzo Park
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Santa Cruz
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Pedestrian Bridge / Speaker's Platform
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Mic
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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§Closed
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:31 AM
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The only other closed businesses that I noticed in downtown Santa Cruz (besides Soif) were Saturn Cafe and Taquieria Vallarta. This is in stark contrast to downtown Watsonville where the majority of businesses were closed.
§No Immigrants? No Business!
by josh sonnenfeld ( sugarloaf [at] riseup.net ) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 4:49 AM
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Thank you Santa Cruz Art and Revolution!