There past couple of months we've seen heartbreaking videos online of street vendors being disrespected and even physically attacked. It's tough to watch, knowing that they are out there working hard to earn a living for themselves and loved ones.
Street vendors in Santa Cruz have been receiving so much love and support following a confrontation between restaurant owners and street vendors this past week. In a video that was posted to instagram, a restaurant owner near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is seen pushing a street vendor, Linda, after knocking over her food carts.
Many have spoken out about this and are outraged at the manner that the street vendors were treated. Several videos have been coming out, of street vendors expressing the harassment they've received for months now. The community has been coming together to not only support them but also advocate for the equal treatment and respect that street vendors should receive.
A GoFundMe was started and surpassed it's goal with over $11,000 raised to help the street vendors affected.
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