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Local Democrats Issue Statement About “Occupy Santa Barbara” Protests

Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2011 12:04am

The Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County has issued a statement about the Occupy Wall Street, and Occupy Santa Barbara demonstrations, saying they welcome and encourage what they call a “grass roots awakening”.

The local organization says it’s time the corporate dominance which it says is embraced by leaders of both major political parties be challenged.

It also called on the City of Santa Barbara to make every effort to allow peacful protests, without arrests or intimidation.  Eight demonstrators were arrested following a protest last week, after police say they violated a 10 p.m. curfew, and refused orders to leave De La Guerra Plaza.

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