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Photo essay of protest against Nestlé in Sacramento May 20

by Dan Bacher
“As California's water supplies dry up, Nestlé continues to make millions selling bottled water and that’s outrageous!” explained Liz McDowell, campaigner for “We’ve stood up to Nestlé exploiting natural resources for profit in the past everywhere from Pakistan to Canada, and now the global community is speaking out before California runs completely dry.”

Tim Molina of the Courage Campaign speaks at the protest at the Nestlé bottling plant in Sacramento. Photo by Dan Bacher
People from across the state converged on two Nestlé bottling plants - one in Sacramento and other in Los Angeles - on May 20 demanding that the Swiss-based Nestlé corporation halt its bottling operations during the state’s record drought. Over 50 people from the Sacramento and Bay Areas attended the protest in Sacramento. The following are some of the photos that I took covering the protest in Sacramento.
§Salvina Lopez
by Dan Bacher
Salvina Adeline Santos Jesus Lopez, the daughter of Concow Maidu Tribe Chair Jessica Lopez, in front of the water bottling plant in Sacramento. Photo by Dan Bacher.
§Jessica Lopez
by Dan Bacher
Jessica Lopez, Chair of the Concow Maidu Tribe, with her daughter in front of the Nestlé bottling plant. Photo by Dan Bacher.
§Leave it in the ground!
by Dan Bacher
The big banner in front of the plant on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher.
§Marching at the plant
by Dan Bacher
After marching in front of the entrance of the bottling plant, the organizers and activists delivered the petitions to Nestlé management. Photo by Dan Bacher.
§Francisco Dominguez
by Dan Bacher
Francisco Dominguez, photojournalist, and another activist march in front of tNestlé. Photo by Dan Bacher.
by Dan Bacher
Jay, a longtime local activist, urges Nestlé to turn off its faucet. Photo by Dan Bacher.
§United Native Americans
by Dan Bacher
Quanah Brightman of United Native Americans in front of the Nestlé plan. Photo by Dan Bacher.
§John Reiger
by Dan Bacher
John Reiger of Veterans for Peace. Photo by Dan Bacher.
§Sandra Lupien
by Dan Bacher
Sandra Lupien (right) of Food and Water Watch holds a sign at the protest. Photo by Dan Bacher.
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