patty hearst kidnapping

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patty hearst safehouse

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Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate (and Citizen Kane inspiration) William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped from her Berkeley apartment by the Symbionese Liberation Army on February 4, 1974.

The Symbionese Liberation Army, or SLA, drew their name from the word "symbiosis", and based their manifesto on leftist urban guerilla propaganda.

Hearst participated in a bank robbery at 1450 Noriega Street in San Francisco on April 15, 1974. She was photographed wielding an M1 carbine at the Sunset District branch of the Hibernia Bank.

Patty was shuttled between many safe houses by the SLA until her eventual arrest in September of 1975. This house in Haight-Ashbury is one of them.

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