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Downtown Streets Blocked in Santa Cruz During International Women's Day Strike
On March 8, striking community members marched through downtown Santa Cruz in solidarity with Women's Strikes organized around the world on International Women's Day as a follow up to the massive Women's Marches held on January 21, 2017, the day after the I...

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Thousands Participate in Santa Cruz Women’s March
Thousands of people marched in downtown Santa Cruz on January 21 in the Women’s March Santa Cruz County. The Women’s March Santa Cruz County coincided with the Women’s March on Washington DC, as well as those held internationally. In Santa Cruz there was ne...

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Inauguration Day Protest Blocks Streets in Santa Cruz
For several hours, community members blocked the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Water Street at the Town Clock in downtown Santa Cruz as part of a series of interrelated Inauguration Day events to protest the presidency of Donald Trump on January 20. St...

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Freedom Sleepers Continue to Face Harsh Weather
Rain showers persisted throughout the evening of the 75th Freedom Sleepers community sleepout, which was organized at Santa Cruz City Hall on December 13-14. In response to the weather, individuals slept at a variety of different locations around city hall ...

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After Rain, Santa Cruz Police Eject Homeless Individuals Sleeping at City Hall and Make One Arrest
Santa Cruz police initiated a raid at City Hall on November 23 at 3:30 am, shortly after it stopped raining that evening, to clear from the area approximately two dozen individuals who had been sleeping and sheltering themselves from the weather under the e...

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Attendance at City Hall Sleepouts Remains High
On November 8, the 70th Freedom Sleepers community sleepout was held at Santa Cruz City Hall, with about three dozen individuals participating and making it through the night. There have been periods of wet weather recently, but Tuesday nights have been dry...

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Santa Cruz High School Students Walk Out to Protest Donald Trump
A group of students from Santa Cruz High School marched downtown on Pacific Avenue today, November 14, as part of a walk-out to protest the naming of Donald Trump as president. Their chants of "Not My President" could be heard a block away from Front Street...

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UCSC Students Organize Third Anti-Trump Demonstration Since Presidential Election
A third Anti-Donald Trump march was organized by students from UCSC on Friday, November 11, with participation from the greater Santa Cruz community. Anti-Trump demonstrators hold a short general assembly on Front Street to decide where to march next. Stude...

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Family of Sean Smith-Arlt Interrogated for Hours after his Death, According to Family Friend
The family of Sean Smith-Arlt was interrogated in the District Attorney's office for 5 1/2 hours on the morning of Sean's killing by Santa Cruz police. The interrogation took place only two hours after they were first informed of Sean's death on October 16,...
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