Monday, April 18, 2011

Caltrans HQ Protest, Round Two

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM

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Opponents of the California Department of Transportation’s Richardson Grove Improvement Project staged a second rally Monday at Caltrans' District 1 office on Wabash in Eureka. Colorful signs, chants of "One demand: Cancel the plan!," and personal, impassioned, megaphone-aided pleas from protesters directed at local law enforcement and office occupants were plentiful.

The rally (similar in nature to the Feb. 7 rally previously reported on by the Journal) attracted over 100 community members, many affiliated with the group Richardson Grove Action Now! Pretend you were there by clicking "more":

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One notable occurrence: protesters stealthily erected a ladder to the lip of the awning covering the main door of the building. A single protester was quickly able to scurry up the ladder, just out of the reach of law enforcement who then lowered the ladder.

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Within 10 minutes, officers climbed out a second story window onto the roof and gently removed her, but not before obligatory cheering and flashing o' peace signs.

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Protesting makes you hungry.

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One protester illustrates another use for saws.

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