The interior of the building and exterior walls in a rear courtyard were heavily marked by spray paint / graffiti. The graffiti took many forms some of which consisted of anarchy symbols, the words, “Burn it down,” “New Social Order,” and “Kill Cops” were painted in various places throughout the building interior. Anarchist and white supremacy literature was also seen inside one of the rooms. Interior doors and fixtures were removed or disassembled and were used to heavily barricade entry/exit doors in an apparent effort to keep police officers from gaining entry.
—From San Francisco Police Department press release on Occupy San Francisco’s “SF Commune” at 888 Turk, from Public Information Officer Michael Andraychak. The building was raided today in an effort by SFPD and county sheriffs, resulting in 75 arrests for misdemeanor trespassing on the Catholic church property, left vacant for several years. Piece with sketches coming tomorrow for Truthout.