Monday, February 21, 2011

Grove battle continues

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Protestors opposed to the widening/straightening of Hwy 101 at Richardson's Grove shifted into direct action today, unfurling a banner across the highway at the entrance to the state park and creating what was deemed by authorities, a "traffic hazard."

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Here's the incident report from the California Highway Patrol:

Location:  US101 AT RICHARDSON GROVE     

Incident: 0163 Type: Traffic Hazard      

Info as of: 2/21/2011 8:26:41 PM

1:11PM - 50 PROTESTERS, 12 OF THEM ARE IN THE RDWY BLKNG TRKS FROM GOING BY

1:18PM -  AT LEGEND OF BIG FOOT, ETA OF 1

1:25PM -  IN AREA , UNIT IS NOT STOPPING, CURRENTLY PROTESTERS ON RHS , NOT IN RDWAY PER R1

1:31PM -  R1 -- 101 MM 2 , JNO SINGING TREES, STANDING ON RHS, WAVING SIGNS AT THIS TIME

1:35PM -  APPROX 50 PROTESTERS AT THIS TIME O RHS, PER R1

1:48PM  -  PER C121 -- JNO SINGING TREES -- COMING DOWN LATER TODAY -- WILL BE LARGER BANNER ACROSS ROAD

2:03PM  -  PROTESTERS CURRENTLY ON FOG LINE

2:05PM  -  1039 TO 164 SHE IS GOING TO MAKE SOME CALL ADVISE ETA FOR THEM TO BE 1097

2:18PM  -  GVILLE SIDE 30 MIN FOR SIGN AND LEGGETT SIDE HOUR AND 30 MIN ETA FOR SIGN---PLS BC TO 105-S1

4:10PM -  NUMBER OF PROTESTERS REDUCED TO 20 OR SO PER R1 // STILL ON RHS AREA 105-S1 CPZ

5:06PM -  1039 MSO-NEG UNITS AVAIL, ALL UNITS IN WILLITS

5:47PM  - CHP Unit On Scene

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photos above by Kim Sallaway

below from the Forest Defender's Blog, where they have  their own account of the event.

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more on all this at Kym Kemp's Redheaded Blackbelt Blog including a post on this ominous bit of YouTube-age:

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