Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I-Hotel Eviction Night August 1977

Reports estimated 3,000 protesters formed a protective human chain around the International Hotel, delaying the eviction until the early morning hours. 300 police and sherriffs stormed the ring of protesters using police clubs and horses. Dressed in riot gear, the police eventually forced the supporters to move away from the front door. After clearing the sidewalk, the sherriffs broke down the doors with sledge hammers and forcibly evicted the tenants inside.

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