Occupy Bernal Disavows Rogue Graffiti on Peralta Home

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occupyhouseOver the weekend a home on the 600 block of Peralta Avenue in Bernal Heights was tagged with Occupy Bernal Heights graffiti, prompting several neighbors to share photos of the damage with Bernalwood.

Graffiti seems incongruent with the above-board (and generally impressive) tactics of Occupy Bernal Heights activists, so Bernalwood reached out to Neighbor Buck Bagot from Occupy Bernal for insight. He replied:

Occupy Bernal hasn’t been active as Occupy Bernal in over a year, since we folded into SF ACCE. We’re now doing a lot of work helping folks in Bernal and the Mission fight Ellis Act evictions. (We helped the tenants at 23rd and Florida save their 10-unit building). And that’s not our style. No vandalism or violence, especially towards the Police.

Whatever vandal did it must think they evicted prior residents of something – no excuse though. Juvenile and destructive. And not effective either. A very few of the Occupy SF folks have no aspirations to tap the support of the vast majority of our neighborhood/City/nation. Like the term “99%” – we mean it. [Graffiti is] destructive, and counter productive.

PHOTOS: Top, Rally P.; Below,  Evan S.

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4 Responses to Occupy Bernal Disavows Rogue Graffiti on Peralta Home

  1. nsfw says:

    This person claims to be an “artist”? You kinda suck at the art part of being an artist.

    Pretty weak to have a tantrum if your owner decides to sell and you have to leave. This house is not going to be flipped for millions of dollars. If I owned a rental property right now I’d probably cash out now too if I was nearing or at retirement age.
    Seems like this person should be writing a letter to his board of Supes and asking why they pass laws that makes new housing starts so difficult in this town.

  2. Neighbor Peter says:

    A fine demonstration that not all publicity is good publicity.

  3. Buck Bagot says:

    Todd – Thank you for the kind words.

  4. David Kaye says:

    For a house of that era I’d recommend using either a salmon or fuchsia spray paint. I’d also suggest a class in calligraphy…

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