ALERT: BULLDOZERS BACK ON FARM
SOUTH CENTRAL: July 6, 2006
3:45 PM Update – Eye witnesses from the farm say that the bulldozer is still operating and that most of the farm has been plowed under. The Old Walnut Tree is still standing at this time. The tree is said to be protected by city ordinance. There is no guarantee that Horowitz will respect that ordinance. Additional direct action plans have been halted due to injuries from yesterday’s police violence and the potential for more police violence.
Farmers have expressed gratitude to those who took action to defend the farm, but have asked that no one else put themselves at risk on their behalf. Police have been very brutal with those arrested yesterday and the courts are said to be setting very high bail for arrestees. Nine of the ten arrested yesterday have been released, one is still in jail and is set to be released soon.
Despite the destruction of their crops the farmers plan to continue fighting to take back the land.
11:45 AM - Caller from the farm reports bulldozer in operation. The sound of the bulldozer heard in the background. More than half of farm plowed under.
10:30 AM - Farm supporters have called for a march through the local neighborhood today. Gather at 5:30 pm on the sidewalks at Martin Luther King and Alameda. See calendar for details: MARCH FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS
9:00 AM Caller reports bulldozer has broken down. Appears that chainlink fencing has become entangled in the treads. Bulldozer has cleared plots along 41st. Old Walnut tree still standing at this time.
8:00 AM – Caller reports bulldozer now working South side of farm. Numerous LAPD cars circling the farm. Police have NOT closed off streets, Streets to farm remain open . Some more supporters have arrived, but many more are still needed.
7:30 AM, FARM UPDATE:
Caller from farm reports only one bulldozer in operation, working North side of farm at this time. Farmers are calling for more supporters. Only about 35 people there now. Farmers are pleading for more support. Most of South side of farm still untouched.
Many crops still worth saving. Farmers say: The Fight is NOT over!
6:20 AM, ALERT - There is a report that Horowitz has started bulldozing Southern half of farm Lots of tractors and bulldozers have been reported seen. The call is out for all supporters to converge to the site for direct action. The farm is located at 41st & Long Beach Blvd