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Fri May 6 2016
Santa Cruz Artists Dare to Display Art "Outside of a Blue Box"
Artists Arrested Repeatedly for Free Expression Outside of City-Designated Confines
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Joff Jones and Alex Skelton were arrested for defiantly displaying art "outside of a blue box" on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. This is their third arrest for displaying art outside of small boxes defined by four faintly painted blue dots in the public space of Pacific Avenue since August of 2015.

The City of Santa Cruz is using it's police force to ticket and arrest artists for free expression in the public space. Jones and Skelton created a video with footage showing numerous Santa Cruz Police officers ticketing and arresting them on May 1, 2016, for simply being "outside of a blue box" while displaying their art.

imc_video.gif Video of Arrest on May 1, 2016 || imc_video.gif Videos from April 5 & 16, 2016 || imc_photo.gif imc_video.gif Pacific Avenue: Freedom Of Press At Its Finest || imc_video.gif Pigs Repress Free Speech on Pacific (April 16, 2016) || imc_photo.gif Artists Return After Arrest (August 20, 2015)

See Also: Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue (August 24, 2015)
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