Opponents of the California Department of Transportation’s Richardson Grove Improvement Project staged a second rally Monday at Caltrans' District 1 office on Wabash in Eureka. Colorful signs, chants of "One demand: Cancel the plan!," and personal, impassioned, megaphone-aided pleas from protesters directed at local law enforcement and office occupants were plentiful.
The rally (similar in nature to the Feb. 7 rally previously reported on by the Journal) attracted over 100 community members, many affiliated with the group Richardson Grove Action Now! Pretend you were there by clicking "more":
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One notable occurrence: protesters stealthily erected a ladder to the lip of the awning covering the main door of the building. A single protester was quickly able to scurry up the ladder, just out of the reach of law enforcement who then lowered the ladder.
Within 10 minutes, officers climbed out a second story window onto the roof and gently removed her, but not before obligatory cheering and flashing o' peace signs.
Protesting makes you hungry.
One protester illustrates another use for saws.