Occupy Sacramento

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Occupy Sacramento
Part of the "Occupy" protests
Occupy Sacramento Protesters.jpg
Occupy Sacramento protesters
Date6 October 2011 – present
(7 years, 166 days)
38°34′51.73″N 121°29′38.05″W / 38.5810361°N 121.4939028°W / 38.5810361; -121.4939028
Caused byEconomic inequality, corporate influence over government, inter alia.
MethodsDemonstration, occupation, protest, street protesters
Arrests and injuries

Occupy Sacramento was a collaboration occurring in Sacramento, California. Occupy Sacramento included peaceful protests and demonstrations. On October 6, 2011 a group of 200 protesters began demonstrating at César E. Chávez Plaza, located directly in front of Sacramento City Hall, as part of the "Occupy" protests. Those in attendance began a march to the California State Capitol at 10:00 AM without a proper permit to demonstrate at that location. Some arrests were made later that night.[1]

As of October 2012, Occupy Sacramento had continued to engage in organized meetings, events and protests.[2]


From October to December 2011, at least 110 Occupy Sacramento supporters had been arrested.[3] Some arrests occurred after people remained in César Chávez Park after park hours and after being ordered by police to leave the park.[4] Protesters had asked Sacramento's city council for permission to remain in the park after hours,[5] but were denied this access.[6] American anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan participated in Occupy Sacramento, and was arrested on the morning of October 16, 2011, along 18 other protesters for unlawful assembly.[7] Also during that time, people in the "Occupy Sacramento" group stated that one person who was involved in a hunger strike was hospitalized.[7] Occupy protesters have held marches and rallies at Sacramento's city hall in protest of being denied access to and camping at César Chávez Park after park hours.[8]

By June 14, 2012, all charges were dropped against Occupy Sacramento supporters who had been arrested in the occupation of late 2011. In the ruling, the City of Sacramento was found to have abused its authority in attempting to prosecute through administrative penalties, after failing in criminal court.[3]

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  1. ^ "About 200 Demonstrate At 'Occupy Sacramento' Rally". Hearst Stations Inc. on behalf of KCRA-TV. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ "Occupy Sacramento". Occupysac.com. Archived from the original on June 14, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ a b (June 15, 2012.) "City of Sacramento drops all cases against Occupy defendants." Daily Kos. Accessed November 2012.
  4. ^ (October 19, 2011.) "9 arrested in 'Occupy Sacramento' protest." San Jose Mercury News. Accessed October 2011.
  5. ^ Marquis, Dave (October 18, 2011.) "Showdown for Occupy Sacramento Tuesday." News10. Accessed October 2011.
  6. ^ Lindelof, Bill (October 19, 2011.) "Nine Occupy Sacramento protesters arrested in latest demonstration." Sacramento Bee Accessed October 2011.
  7. ^ a b (October 16, 2011.) "19 More 'Occupy Sacramento' Protesters Arrested." KCRA News. Accessed October 2011.
  8. ^ (October 18, 2011.) "Occupy Sacramento Plans Rally At City Hall Again." CBS Sacramento. Accessed October 2011.