Gabriel San Roman
Anti-Gentrification Protests in Santa Ana Ain't as Militant as in Boyle Heights—Yet
Updated: Aug 20, 2020
City planners brought together by the American Planning Association (APA) looking to "discover Santa Ana on foot" gathered in front of the Grand Central Art Center yesterday afternoon when they were joined by uninvited guests. A dozen activists with Protege Santa Ana held signs that read "No to creative gentrification," "Stop art washing," and "Great Places in America = Make America Great Again." A quiet unease existed between the two groups before the downtown tour began. With galleries and coffee shops vandalized in Boyle Heights, how was SanTana going to get down?
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