Gabriel San Roman
The Really, Really Free Market in Anaheim Gives Away Stuff for Free!
Updated: Sep 25, 2020
A banner tied between two pine trees announced the "Really, Really Free Market" yesterday to drivers passing by Anaheim's Boysen Park. On the other side reads "todo gratis" in Spanish or "everything free." Goods were laid out on blankets. Punks, rockeros, raza and homeless folks rummaged through stalls of clothes, artwork, shoes and even election pan holders from Jose Solorio's recent failed bid for State Senate. In a city that likes to think itself as "freedom friendly" while cracking down on yard sales and generously subsidizing rich developers, the pop-up giveaway marketplace is not only subversive, it's a giant middle finger to the Man, man!
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