Monday, January 23, 2017

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.

Student marchers arrive at the Santa Cruz Town Clock

Organized as a general strike, students from multiple Santa Cruz area schools staged walk outs to join the demonstration. Students and faculty members at the University of California Santa Cruz participated in a UC system-wide walkout, marching from campus to the downtown. Additionally, a march was held on Pacific Avenue, and later in the day activists constructed a large wall out of cardboard boxes that blocked Cooper Street.

Faculty members march at UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Town Clock

Sit-in in the intersection of Water and Pacific, in front of the Town Clock

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