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Video: Occupy Santa Cruz Squats Bank Building, Scuffles with Cops

John on December 1, 2011 at 5:30 am

Last night members of Occupy Santa Cruz took over an empty bank building owned by Wells Fargo. Police arrived and tried to enter the building to clear it, but the occupiers piled furniture in the entrance to prevent them coming inside:

Eventually, Santa Cruz PD, who were outnumbered, decided to leave the scene rather than force a further confrontation with protesters. You’ll here them chanting “Pigs go home!” as the officers leave:

According to the Patch story linked above, Occupy Santa Cruz wants the bank to become their new winter home. Of course, they don’t intent to pay rent for its use.

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