Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Very sad news

The South Central Farmers, along with protesters and celebrities, were evicted this morning at 5 am by 50 sheriff deputies.

As of 9 a.m., about 14 people remained inside the farm, some chained under trees and others locking hands around 55-gallon drums filled with concrete. Daryl Hannah, who has been camping out in a tent at the farm, climbed up a tree when the deputies arrived. She is reported to still be up there. You go, Daryl!

Land owner Ralph Horowitz bought the land from the city in 2003 and, in recent months, has been trying to sell it off for development. A nonprofit group tried to buy the land and preserve the 14-acre farm. But it announced last month that their fundraising effort was $10 million short of Horowitz's $16.3-million asking price.

What's going to happen now? What can we do? More to come...

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