Barbara Grothus had joined the (Un) occupy Albuquerque protests, but she was not one of those camping out at Yale Park on the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus. Then she heard some news at a general meeting that started the wheels turning in her mind.
“When I found out they were going to kick us off our space, I decided to get arrested,” Grothus said.
Grothus was one of 28 people sitting in peaceful resistance arrested at the park Oct. 25. The (Un) occupation had been going on since Oct. 1 when UNM President David Schmidly made the decision to close the park to protesters.