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Police and Watsonville High Administrators Fail to Silence Community Voices

Watsonville Brown Berets and UCSC Students Against War (SAW) Rally to Kick Recruiters Out of WHS

On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19th and 20th, recruiters from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy were at the Watsonville High Senior Day, organized by Watsonville Cabrillo College and Watsonville High.

More than a dozen tax-funded police with motorcycles and squad cars watched over counter-recruiters at a demonstration organized by the Watsonville Brown Berets.

Watsonville High administrators told protestors to quiet down, threatening two students with arrest - one for telling her peers not to join the military, and the other because he was playing a small drum.

Police, carring bags full of riot-gear, consistently told protestors they were not allowed in the building or even on the steps. A student, driving by, honked her horn in support of the protests. A throng of police immediately pulled her over and cited her.

Audio: 4/19 FRSC: Watsonville Anti Military Recruitment Report

Photos: 4/20 Watsonville Counter-Recruitment Action

See also: UCSC Students Kick Military Recruiters Off Campus (4/5/05)


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