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Domestic Activity and the Evolution of the Camp at Occupy Santa Cruz
Photos of the progression and growth of the camping locations of Occupy Santa Cruz.
In San Lorenzo Park on the first day of the occupation, the first form of shelter erected consisted of two tarps attached to the trees near the lawn bowling area.
Later in the day park rangers employed by the city of Santa Cruz and officers from the Santa Cruz Police Department asked for the tarps to be removed.
Camping supplies were informally placed.
The first hot meal made by the occupiers.
The first person to sleep on the first night of the occupation was a homeless man who did not become active politically with Occupy Santa Cruz.
At the first GA held on October 6 at San Lorenzo Park, community members decided to move the occupation location to Mission Plaza on the morning of October 7.
After a demonstration and march to local banks on October 7, the SCPD informed a member of the Occupy Santa Cruz legal working group that occupiers would be ticketed at 8am on October 8 if they still remained at Mission Plaza, so it was decided that the camp location would be moved to the Santa Cruz County courthouse steps. After setting up some equipment, about a dozen Santa Cruz County Sherrif's department arrived and would not allow camping to be located at the courthouse. Occupiers wishing to camp that night returned to their original location in San Lorenzo Park.
There was just a handful of tents at the location in front of the lawn bowling area.
The dishwashing area.
Still in front of the lawn bowling area.
The campsite was moved to the benchlands of San Lorenzo Park. At this time, many occupiers were still sleeping out in the open. Photo taken at 7am.
The teepee was added.
Evolution of the Camp at Occupy Santa Cruz, Part 2
Evolution of the Camp at Occupy Santa Cruz, Part 3