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Scenes from the Plaza Party

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By Tim Redmond

JUNE 14, 2014 — A festive crew took over the 16th and Mission BART plaza this afternoon, making a statement that a diverse community fears a big new development overlooking the Plaza will lead to displacement. It was hard to tell the activists from the people just hanging out in the open space in nice weather; as one speaker put it, many of the residents have small or SRO apartments, with no yard or outdoor space, so they use the BART Plaza.

Some photos:

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A Mission Monopoly Board: Win the CA Lottery or get an Ellis Act eviction?

An artist paints her statement about Maximus Realty
An artist paints her statement about Maximus Realty

 

 

Musicians Against Displacement sings to the crowd
Musicians Against Displacement sings to the crowd

The theme of the day: We're still here

The theme of the day: We’re still here

 

 

 

 

Tim Redmond
Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Dear reader,

    I dare you to wake up and smell the land values that illuminate this story by coming along on a free (specially just for you!) walking tour of the Golden Rule applied to housing issues in SF and beyond. Check it out on the IndyBay calendar, or go directly to The Commons SF (dot) org and click on the walking tour page.

    It’s hard-hitting, gritty analysis which bops the Left-Right paradigm squalor and dispossession storyline back to the storyboard stage. Yeah, there’s Monopoly going on, and it’s the privatization of the community-generated value of land (not the value of buildings) that’s taking socialist and erstwhile free-market do-gooders for a ride.

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