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National Front on Telegraph Ave.
A National Front sticker appeared affixed on a metal box meter in front of Peet's coffee at Telegraph and Dwight at least the day after the store's virus closure. That location is less than half a block from Berkeley's People's Park.
Local police have been lenient lately, in light of the virus, in terms of public camping. Word is that before the Governor's virus declaration, rookie cops were more hell over sphincter relative to public smoking or intoxication, in what locals and the homeless describe as a seasonal lynchpin systemic to the history of abuses on Ocean Avenue in Santa Cruz. Within 24 hours of the sticker by Peet's it was discovered that yet another National Front Sticker had been placed on a metal box at EIDS Electronics at Blake and Telegraph, about one block south of the previous discovery. More recently it has been discovered that there may be NF members conducting civilian capitalism on Telegraph Ave, descriptions matching photography from IGD, in recent history. Two individuals hopping into Moe's Books, another wearing a black shirt with an anti racist shirt that looks like a salsa bottle with the words 'racism sucks' on it. No photo comparison at this point in time, people should be warned that certain people in Berkeley are not at this time verified as NF members. Elsewhere on the internet and in indybay such history of right leaning activity in Berkeley can be found, including activism against John Woo, torture architect and UCB employee. Peet's coffee and any coffee presence on Telegraph is vital to the community here, especially since the closure of Cafe Med. EIDS Electronics has a history on Telegraph that extends into the 1980s, if not further, and is ethnically owned. This situation could be as simple as people looking out for homeless relatives in the vicinity, or fasci-tourism. Nothing is known other than a tedious history of racial tension. That said there may be even less to this story than what is known, homeless have it pretty tough as it is obviously, and beards and the 'plaid guy' thing are currently in retroactive fashion.