Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sacramento State Capital Safe Ground Rally - Non Violent Civil Disobedience


In April of 2006 Loaves & Fishes, Francis House, SHOC, Homeless Advocates, and the homeless rallied at the California State Capital to urge the City, County, and State to create a Safe Ground where the homeless can camp at night.
Homeless Advocates from Modesto to Redding were prepared to be arrested as it is against the law to have a sleeping bag anywhere on State Capital property as homeless advocates block the south state capital entrance  practicing non violent civil disobedience as they dare California State Highway patrol officers to arrest them !


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"The Rally at the California State Capitol for "Safe Ground," the legalization of homelessness begins at Loaves and Fishes with 300 homeless folks getting on the bus and rallying for their cause. Watch the enthusiasm build as they are dropped off at the Capitol steps!"

(Part 2) Sister Libby of Sacramento Loaves and Fishes at the non violent civil disobedience rally at the California State Capitol for "Safe Ground," the legalization of homelessness heats up on the steps of the Capitol. Watch as powerful speakers make their case to the public, officials and the media.



(Part 3)
The Rally at the California State Capitol for "Safe Ground," the legalization of homelessness develops into an emotional plea for justice and humanity on the steps of the Capitol. Watch as homeless folks and advocates express their heartfelt vision


Sister Libby director of Sacramento Loaves and Fishes calls fellow homeless advocates for a photo opportunity and sleeping bags as they prepare to be arrested for act of non violent civil disobedience!

 (Part 4) The Rally at the California State Capitol for "Safe Ground," the legalization of homelessness moves into a stand-off between advocates and the police. One homeless advocate lays his sleeping bag right out in the middle of the sidewalk ! Watch what transpires as the evening wears on !

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