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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Barf-o-Rama in Dolores Park: Protesters Plan Puke-In

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Possible site of future mall; definite site of future mess. - FLICKR/GRANADA!!! =OP
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  • Possible site of future mall; definite site of future mess.
There's a movement afoot to resist what some call "the commercialization of Dolores Park," and it's about to get messy. A Facebook group called "puke in" Dolores Park, 4-23-11 2:00 pm announces the following:
"I'm gonna puke!!!!! How do you get the attention of the people of SF? The neighbors of Dolores Park have no idea that the trailer issue is even back, so to get the word out and get people talking about it, we are gonna have a protest, sort of. We're all gonna puke in Dolores Park on Saturday the 23rd at 2:00. More details soon. Privatizing our parks makes me sick. How about you?"

Many of the people who plan to toss their cookies have signed an online petition called Take Back Our Parks, which opposes permits that have been or are likely to be issued to vending trucks. Basically: "The undersigned respectfully demand that all necessary measures be taken to rescind the currently issued permits, and a new process be undertaken to fully mitigate all possible environmental consequences, and all resource use and development potential prior to permitting any further commercial activity in Dolores Park."

We've heard of Die-Ins, Teach-Ins, Kiss-Ins, Be-ins, and Drive-Ins. But this is the first time we've run across a civic-minded group hurl.

(Yes, yes, it's a Chicken John event. Yes, yes, he used to do a weekly column for this blog. It's going to be fine.)

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