Occupy Santa Rosa protesters say ban on sleeping penalizes homeless
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:43 minutes (4.33 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
The battle over public space in California’s Sonoma county took a quiet turn this week as about 30 Members of “Occupy Santa Rosa” repeated their call to rescind the ban on sleeping outdoors —which they say unfairly penalizes the homeless. The demonstrators sat in silent vigil at a city council meeting, with signs around their necks that read "Legalize Sleep!" For several months now, these protesters have been waging a “flash mob” campaign to protect the right for the homeless to sleep without harassment. FSRN's Karin Argoud reports.