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Tree Sit-In Setting Up in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley

Activists occupying the former site of Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco said they locked out workers sent to cut trees down this morning and that they plan a live music event and neighborhood barbecue this weekend.

The “Liberate the Land” protestors entered the site at Fell and Laguna streets on Saturday, a day after proprietors of the farm vacated the land.

The protesters dubbed the space “Gezi Gardens” after a park in Istanbul that has been the subject of recent protests.

The group said that it has built six tree-sitting platforms on the site, planted gardens, served meals, organized workshops and activities and built a village “to demonstrate ecological living in the city.”

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