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Thu Sep 1 2011March to Santa Cruz City Council Meeting to Save the Knoll
Thu Sep 1 2011Demonstrators Converge on City Council Meeting to Demand Respect for Sacredness
It has been over a month since KB Home contractors unearthed the skeletal remains of a young Ohlone child at the Branciforte Creek construction site in Santa Cruz. On August 25th, 75 people marched in downtown Santa Cruz to the City Council meeting in an action organized by the Save the Knoll Coalition. One person maintained an indigenous chant throughout the march, many people carried signs and banners, and several distributed educational flyers.
The march was urgently organized for 10am on a Thursday because the Santa Cruz City Council was holding a special closed meeting, but the Branciforte Creek development was not on their agenda. However, prior to the closed meeting, twenty minutes were allocated for public comments about the pending Branciforte Creek development.
Read more and view photos | Prayers of Protest: The Resistance for our Ancestors at the Knoll Burial Site | Previous coverage: KB Home Disturbs Native American Human Remains in Branciforte Area | Save the Knoll