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Santa Cruzans Block Streets, Stage Die-In during Day of Protest Against Police Violence
by Alex Darocy (alex [at] alexdarocy.com)
Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
On December 13, community members in Santa Cruz joined people across the country for a national day of protest against police violence. The focus of the protests have primarily been on the police killings of three black individuals, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, which all came to national attention in 2014. After a rally at the Town Clock, demonstrators marched down Pacific Avenue to the corner of Cooper Street where a die in was held for 4 1/2 minutes, which represented the 4 1/2 hours that Michael Brown's body lay dead in the street after he was killed by Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in August. [Top photo: Die-in on Pacific Avenue. Scroll down for more photos.]
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As people laid down on Pacific Avenue, a large crowd formed, speakers were heard, and traffic was stopped. Demonstrators also stopped traffic during a short rally at the corner of Pacific and Soquel Avenue, and then again on Ocean Street in front of the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), which was the ultimate destination of the march.

At the RCNV, organizers of the demonstration gave a presentation titled, "White Supremacy, Violence and the Criminal Justice System."

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs served food, and the protest included participation by members of Project: Pollinate, Santa Cruz County NAACP, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Cabrillo College Justice League, Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism, Sin Barras, AF3IRM Central Coast, Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom, and Santa Cruz WILPF.


Alex Darocy
http://alexdarocy.blogspot.com/
§Santa Cruz Town Clock
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§We Can't Breathe
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Justice for Eric Garner - We Need to Stop Police Violence!!
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Remember Tamir Rice - 12-year-old boy shot and killed by pigs!
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Police are Slaves of the System / Law Enforcement Oath of Honor
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Asian Americans in Solidarity with Ferguson!
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Santa Cruz WILPF
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§What Happened to Protect and Serve? Civil Servants?
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Peace is a Human Right
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Hands Up, Don't Shoot!
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Die-in
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:19 PM
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§Black Lives Matter
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:20 PM
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National Day of Protest Against Police Violence
§Rally at Pacific and Soquel Avenue
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:21 PM
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National Day of Protest Against Police Violence
§Police Officers Are Not Above the Law!!
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:22 PM
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National Day of Protest Against Police Violence
§Blocking Traffic on Ocean Street
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:23 PM
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National Day of Protest Against Police Violence
§Simba Kenyatta speaks in front of the RCNV
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:24 PM
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National Day of Protest Against Police Violence
§Racism is a Deadly Disease / White Woman Against White Supremacy
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:25 PM
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§Stop the Violence
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:26 PM
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National Day of Protest Against Police Violence
§Ayotzinapa - 43 - Justice for México
by Alex Darocy Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:28 PM
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National Day of Protest Against Police Violence
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Noted already...R. Norse's Second in CommandSaturday Jan 3rd, 2015 4:36 AM
Thanks for the video/audio coverage, JohnRobert NorseSaturday Dec 27th, 2014 11:29 PM
Next video — Dru GloverDr. John Cohen-ColbyMonday Dec 22nd, 2014 10:17 PM
Some videos, more on the way...John Cohen-ColbyWednesday Dec 17th, 2014 11:07 AM
militarized street theateri can't shopTuesday Dec 16th, 2014 10:21 AM
As usual, Oakland is miles ahead of Santa Cruz.GMonday Dec 15th, 2014 12:12 PM
to michelle, the word policerfuck the pigsMonday Dec 15th, 2014 11:54 AM
Police are oppressors, pigs are oppressedmichelleMonday Dec 15th, 2014 9:19 AM
a very well organized eventprotest without surrenderSunday Dec 14th, 2014 10:12 PM
Good article!Pat ColbySunday Dec 14th, 2014 9:45 PM
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