Earlier this morning Cindy posted that bulldozers were moving in on the South Central Farm. The farmers have a press release up now claiming that some protestor has locked himself to one of the bulldozers and the LAFD is there trying to remove him. Details are sketchy, and there aren’t any photos. Anyone in the area, or with friends there have a clearer picture of what is actually happening today? Post a comment or use the Submit a Story link if you have any more info.
UPDATE: From CBS2.com:
“Ten people were arrested Wednesday at the now-defunct South Central Farm as protesters tried to prevent bulldozers from plowing over the 14-acre urban garden.
Two protesters — including one who had chained himself to a bulldozer — were arrested this morning as heavy equipment began moving onto the land near 41st Street and Alameda.
Eight more people were arrested around 1 p.m. after they allegedly rushed one of the bulldozers. They were all arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism, and some are suspected of battery on a bulldozer driver and a police officer, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.”
UPDATE 2: For the idiots who are pissed off about this post – I’m not defending the farmers, I’m not attacking the land owner. I’m simply asking about a protest that was going on, and what was happening at it.