CARRBORO — A group “of “anti-capitalist” activists that briefly took over the site of a proposed CVS drugstore in downtown Carrboro last month returned Saturday and planted herbs along the property fence.
About 50 people gathered for the “Guerilla Gardening” event. Demonstrators decorated the chain link fence and trees and lobbed “seed bombs” made of clay, dirt and wildflower seeds over the fence onto the lawn.
Police charged one person chalking the street with impeding traffic, Police Chief Carolyn Hutchison said.
The demonstration followed a brief February takeover of a building at the site that ended when police warned those inside they would be arrested if they did not leave. That incident followed the takeover of a vacant former car dealership in neighboring Chapel Hill last fall.
Some of Saturday’s demonstrators participated in those events and also in the Occupy Chapel Hill-Carrboro movement, which did not endorse the building takeovers.
The “Guerilla Gardening” demonstrators said they wanted to make people aware of the CVS plan and the broader influence of corporations in Chapel Hill-Carrboro and beyond. (more…)