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Fri Aug 13 2010Peace Camp 2010 Relocates from County Courthouse to Santa Cruz City Hall
Fri Aug 13 2010Santa Cruz Police Enforce Sleeping Ban at Peace Camp 2010 Demonstration
Red, a participant in the Peace Camp 2010 protest against the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban, said that she and about 15 other demonstrators moved to City Hall at 3am on August 11th. The Peace Camp had been at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse since July 4th, and persevered through six Sheriff raids.
"We took it to the city because it's a city problem," said Red. "So we're camped outside the mayor's office."
Although Sleeping Bans have been ruled unconstitutional and overturned in several California cities, including San Diego, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles and Richmond, it is still enforced vigorously in Santa Cruz.
Read more and view photos | One Big Earthquake and You're All Homeless: End the Sleeping Ban | Archived Stories of the Sleeping Ban Struggle in 1996 and 2001 | August, 2007: Ongoing Protest Against the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban | previous coverage Santa Cruz Peace Camp 2010 Perseveres Through Six Sheriff Raids