Occupy Santa Cruz (OSC) activists have held their post at the courthouse steps for nearly 25 days now. They have several tables lined with occupation literature and are easily visible to anyone traveling down Water Street. Their ideals resonate with most people who pass by and throughout the day drivers will shout and honk in support.
Occupy Santa Cruz demonstrates on courthouse steps. As the “occupy” movement grows nationwide, Santa Cruzans are trying to attract more people to join them as they demonstrate at the courthouse. Protesters include locals and UCSC students.
“Strength of conviction has never been a problem for Santa Cruz,” former Mayor Scott Kennedy said at the kick-off of the Occupy Santa Cruz action, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement happening on the opposite coast.