Fence and earth-movers, 2009

Image of the fence and earth-movers at the Riverside, California historic Chinatown archaeological site. 2009.

Heavy equipment sits behind the RCOE “for the protection of Chinatown” sign during the 2009 3-day holiday weekend of earth moving, demolition, and “excavation” despite the filing of an injunction. The developer’s actions were dubbed locally as the “Valentine’s Day Massacre.” http://saveourchinatown.org/aboutchinatown.html