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South Central Farm Solidarity Actions
by Angry Alley Cats
Friday Jun 16th, 2006 3:23 PM
At 8:30 am Friday morning, demonstrators staged a blockade at a central Santa Cruz intersection (at Laurel St. & Mission St/Hwy 1) as a gesture of solidarity with the hundreds of families who lost their land in Tuesday's forced eviction of the South Central Farm in Los Angeles.
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At 8:30 am Friday morning, demonstrators staged a blockade at a central Santa Cruz intersection (at Laurel St. & Mission St/Hwy 1) as a gesture of solidarity with the hundreds of families who lost their land in Tuesday's forced eviction of the South Central Farm in Los Angeles. Holding signs both large and small, the 30 or so demonstrators blocked traffic at the intersection with A-frames, a stray sofa, and at least four dumpsters rolled in from nearby businesses. Flyers explaining the legacy of the Farm were distributed to the delayed drivers with responses ranging from enthusiastic interest to violent threats. No one was injured, nor were any citations or arrests made during the action.

In the days since the eviction, there have been expressions of support for the farmers of South Central throughout Santa Cruz. People have spoken about the eviction at concerts and informal gatherings, and an interview with activists who were present during the eviction has been in continuous rotation on Free Radio Santa Cruz. Even the marquee at the Food Bin health food store on the corner reads "SOLIDARITY SO. CENTRAL FARM."

Learn about the struggle to save the South Central Farm and how you can help at southcentralfarmers.com and southcentralfarmers.org.

At about the same time that the blockade began, a 20+ foot banner was unfurled over a Hwy 1 overpass reading
"REMEMBER SOUTH CENTRAL FARM--FUCK RALPH HOROWITZ--FUCK LAPD--SOUTHCENTRALFARMERS.COM."

§Mission & Laurel Intersection, 8:40am
by Angry Alley Cats Friday Jun 16th, 2006 3:23 PM
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§Remember South Central Farm
by Angry Alley Cats Friday Jun 16th, 2006 3:23 PM
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§Save Our Green Spaces
by Angry Alley Cats Friday Jun 16th, 2006 3:23 PM
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§Mission & Laurel
by Angry Alley Cats Friday Jun 16th, 2006 3:23 PM
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§Food Bin marquee
by Angry Alley Cats Friday Jun 16th, 2006 3:23 PM
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§Avenge The South Central Farm
by Angry Alley Cats Friday Jun 16th, 2006 3:23 PM
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Anyone to go to LA???SeanTuesday Jun 20th, 2006 1:31 AM
Thank you Santa Cruz...Currently CampingMonday Jun 19th, 2006 9:17 AM
URL for the SaveBAREC sitekirk vartanSaturday Jun 17th, 2006 10:09 PM
Another farm like this in the San Jose Bay area - BARECkirk vartanSaturday Jun 17th, 2006 10:08 PM
more informationcalifman831Saturday Jun 17th, 2006 7:43 PM
a few clarificationsurban piratesSaturday Jun 17th, 2006 6:14 PM
Please come to the farm, Comment from LAWe need people like youSaturday Jun 17th, 2006 1:09 PM
forget the nay-sayers(a)Saturday Jun 17th, 2006 12:10 PM
Thanks so much...Saturday Jun 17th, 2006 4:04 AM
dumpsters and road signs?ALFriday Jun 16th, 2006 8:37 PM