Sunday, February 15, 2015

On this day 2000, 31 protestors were arrested on E. 7th Street

On this day 2000, 31 protestors were arrested on E. 7th Street, as the El Jardin de la Esperanza ("Garden of Hope") was bulldozed.

Dozens of activists had barricaded themselves inside the community garden, which was founded 22 years prior by neighbor Alecia Torres.

Here is a video of the incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apo1-ZvFKJQ