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Thu Dec 1 2011 (Updated 12/08/11)
Vacant Bank Occupied in Santa Cruz
75 River Street Occupied as Community Center for 75+ Hours
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 at River and Water Streets. 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."

November 30th: The Repurposing of 75 River St. | imc_photo.gif Photos: Vacant Bank Occupied Part 1 | Part 2 | imc_photo.gif One Demonstrator Arrested

December 1st: imc_calendar.gif 75 River Occupied! Potluck discussion dancing tonight

December 2nd: Occupy Santa Cruz and the 75River group

December 3rd: imc_calendar.gif Ancestree Reggae @ Occupy SC! | imc_photo.gif 75 River St. Community Center Writes Letter to Santa Cruz Police Department | 75River: A Victory for What Will Be

See also: A Closed Bank Put to Good Use
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