They created the largest urban farm in America. The owner of the land wants to sell it. The farmers have refused to leave. Dozens are camping there, some living in trees, in protest. Early this morning ‘hundreds’ of police moved in to start the evictions.
Update: Converge at 41st and Alameda. Map
Urgent message from the South Central Farmers:
At this moment, the South Central Farm is under siege. If you live in LA or in the surrounding area, we urge you to come to the farm to keep the protesters and farmers safe from LA County Sheriffs and the LAPD. The immediate area around the Farm has been blocked off by the police, limiting access to the site. Spontaneous rallies of support have sprouted on the perimeters of the farm with crowds increasing in size as the morning passes.
Protesters still inside the Farm are being physically removed and arrested. The easiest access is to come from the South side of the farm coming north on Alameda or to head east towards the Farm on 41st or any other streets that run east/west bound. Once again, this is the Red Alert! The Sheriffs have begun and are carrying out the eviction! Mobilize as many people as you come to continue to protest this oppressive action arrests have already been made. It is still unconfirmed but there are also reports that a protester was carried out on a stretcher. Bulldozers positioned nearby have began breaking through the fences. Once again, please converge to the Farm. Thank you for your support.
Update 2. (all links have video and photos)
41st and Alameda is/was blocked by protestors, “illegal assembly” order has been given. Fences and the farm is being bulldozed. Protestors have chained themselves to objects to prevent being dragged away.