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Tue Jul 27 2021 (Updated 07/31/21)
Resistance at Sausalito Camp Eviction
Police Use Force to Remove Residents of Longtime Encampment Near Dunphy Park
On June 29, the city of Sausalito cracked down with force on an encampment near Dunphy Park. Occupants joined by housing activists formed a line of resistance and shouted their demand to see a warrant. It was a tense stand-off that followed months of contention and a legal battle. Resistors fought bravely, but were told their new home would have to be an area that is muddy and close to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ debris yard, where boats are taken from the water for destruction.

By mid-morning on the 29th, crews raised cyclone fencing around the site. Then, police moved in and removed the residents forcefully; some had to be carried out. Occupants said they had created a community near Dunphy Park and they are emboldened to continue their battle for rights of the unhoused. “This isn’t the end no matter what happens,” said one protester.

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