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13.6.06

7 arrested as deputies evict urban farmers - Yahoo! News

7 arrested as deputies evict urban farmers - Yahoo! News

"Los Angeles-Sheriff's deputies began evicting people from an urban garden early Tuesday and arrested at least seven as protesters chained themselves to barrels of concrete and others, including actress Daryl Hannag, sat in a large walnut tree.

"I'm very confident this is the morally right thing to do, to take a principled stand in solidarity with the farmers" Hannah said by cell phone. Asked if she willing to risk arrest, she said "I'm planning on holding my position"

About 350 people grow produce and flowers on the 14 acress of privately owned land, in a gritty, inner-city area surrounded by warehouses and train tracks. The garden has been there for decades but the landowner, Ralph Horowitz now wants to replace it with a warehouse..."

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