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Tue Sep 9 2008 (Updated 09/12/08)Raging Grannies and Trash Orchestra Defend Drummers from SCPD
Tue Sep 9 2008 (Updated 09/12/08)Parking Lot Panic Law Used to Disperse Drummers
On September 3rd, police preempted the weekly gathering in Parking Lot #4 alongside the Santa Cruz Farmer's Market by occupying the space under the trees usually used by the drum circle and Food Not Bombs.
Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra writes, "In January, the community spoke and acted out to prevent our town from becoming as flavorless as Carmel. We will defend the drummers from police harassment and we will win again.
"This is merely the newest battle of a war in Santa Cruz. A war against dissent, against the poor, against the homeless, and now against people making music. We challenge these laws and the police crackdown on undesirables -- an effort to "clean up" the streets of Santa Cruz of the young, the very old, immigrants, the unemployed, homeless, the insane, and anyone who resists."
Invitations were posted to Santa Cruz Indymedia calling for people to participate on September 10th at around 3:00pm in solidarity with drummers, other musicians and friends playing music together. On Wednesday morning, stakes were pounded into the ground around the trees in Parking Lot #4 to set up fences blocking access to areas where people traditionally sit and chat, play drums, eat food, etc. The fences and several police officers were not enough to prevent people from singing, playing instruments, sharing food and reclaiming an important community space under the trees. Read More and Watch Video | Photos
Blueshirts Erase Drum Circle: New Ban on Public Assembly Near Farmer's Market | Police Surveillance at the Farmer's Market Drum Circle | Santa Cruz Reclaims Peoples' Parking Lot #4
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Day 3 Illegal Art Protest: Cracking the System? Saturday Aug 19th 10:31 PM
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Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline Saturday Jul 1st 3:50 PM
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ICE Raids Cause Minority Women to Live in Fear Saturday Jul 29th 9:12 AM
Local law enforcement and government protect TBSC gang stalkers (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 25th 9:15 PM
Statement from Afrikan/Black Student Alliance on Reclamation of Kerr Hall at UC Santa Cruz Wednesday May 3rd 11:23 AM
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Cower or Continue? (1 comment) Wednesday Feb 22nd 9:07 PMOpen Newswire...
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