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Vacant Bank Occupied at River and Water Streets in Santa Cruz (Part 2 of 2)
by Bradley Stuart (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
On November 30th, more than a hundred activists in Santa Cruz demonstrated in front of a Chase bank, before marching to and occupying a vacant bank building on River and Water Streets at 3 PM. A communique handed out shortly after the building was entered states, "This building is being re-purposed in solidarity with Occupy Santa Cruz. Formerly a Coast Commercial Bank, the building was bought by Wells Fargo, closed, and has been vacant for the past three years. The company leasing the building manages foreclosures for Wells Fargo.

"The building is being re-purposed under Federal and State laws surrounding 'adverse possession.' This law states that space is most beneficial to the people who use it. Spaces like this one, reclaimed from the wealthiest 1%, are places where we can seek redress to our grievances."

Please see Part 1 for the full article and more photos: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/12/01/18701406.php
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Please see Part 1 for the full article and more photos: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/12/01/18701406.php
§Bird's Eye View
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Cops in Parking Lot
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Occupy Santa Cruz Tents in San Lorenzo Park
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Jumping the Stalls
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Occupy Everything
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Come Inside. Take a Seat. Relax.
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Chris Doyon
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§A.C.A.B. "all cats are beautiful"
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§End Foreclosures
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Banners Cover Windows
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Plainclothes Police Film From Levee
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§I Held Signs, I Screamed My Lungs Out! Can You Hear Me Now?
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Joe Arrested
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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I'll publish an additional series of photos documenting Joe's arrest.
§River Street Blocked
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Cops Blocking River Street
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Road Closed
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Shareholder's Meeting
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:03 AM
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§Tent Inside Bank Vault
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:04 AM
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§Part 1 of 2: Vacant Bank Occupied at River and Water Streets in Santa Cruz
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 1:14 AM
Part 1 of 2: Vacant Bank Occupied at River and Water Streets in Santa Cruz
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/12/01/18701406.php
§One Demonstrator Arrested During Occupation of Vacant Bank
by Bradley Stuart Thursday Dec 1st, 2011 2:48 AM
On November 30th, Santa Cruz Police arrested a demonstrator named Joe on Water Street along the Post Office, while other activists were beginning the occupation of a vacant bank at 75 River Street in Santa Cruz. No witnesses knew why Joe was arrested, but he was later charged with "interfering with an officer", and bailed out of jail for $100. While arresting Joe, the police made sure that he was not able to pass his video camera or phone to bystanders. Furthermore, his video camera and phone were not returned to him after he was bailed out of jail.

Photos of Joe being arrested:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/12/01/18701459.php
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Tent in a Vaultyour t-shirt at the anarchist cafeSaturday Dec 3rd, 2011 8:02 PM
re: lack of logicfire the copsSaturday Dec 3rd, 2011 7:35 PM
sticks and stoneslogicFriday Dec 2nd, 2011 3:13 PM
logic is an idiotfire the copsFriday Dec 2nd, 2011 3:03 PM
Thank you BeckylogicFriday Dec 2nd, 2011 12:23 PM
A question for RobertBenFriday Dec 2nd, 2011 10:09 AM
Because the building does not constitute blightBenFriday Dec 2nd, 2011 9:59 AM
A Note on KSBW coverageBecky JohnsonThursday Dec 1st, 2011 7:25 PM
Further Update on Joe's ArrestRobert NorseThursday Dec 1st, 2011 3:51 PM