[Hpn] FW: [Hpn] Inaugurauction Protests - San Francisco

chance martin streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 15:45:20 -0700


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From: ARON KAY <pieman@pieman.org>
Organization: GLOBAL PASTRY UPRISING
Reply-To: pieman@pieman.org
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 17:58:06 -0500
To: chance martin <streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org>
Cc: hpn@lists.is.asu.edu
Subject: Re: [Hpn] Inaugurauction Protests - San Francisco

http://www.geocities.com/baysideguy1/BaysideGuy1-34.html
pix of me at shrub's inhoguration
also see www.pieman.org/ingniteamerikkka.jpg

chance martin wrote:

> http://www.sf.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=1393
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> SF.INDYMEDIA
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> Inaugurauction Protests - San Francisco
> by Orwell Warned January 20 2001, Sat, 8:06pm
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> Report on San Francisco Inaugurauction Protests
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> An estimated 20,000 peoplecame to San Francisco's Civic Center to protest
> the election theft.
>
> Speeches were kicked off with an address from Tom Ammiano, President of San
> Francisco's Board of Supervisors.
>
> The diverse crowd atracted people of all ages. Original protest signs as
> diverse as the crowd sported many creative, and often humorous messages,
> criticising the pathetic state of Democracy displayed in the recent
> election.
>
> Another rally with speakers was held following a march to Jefferson Park.
>
> Undaunted by police and lack of a permit, a group of about 3000 people
> continued to march beyond the park. A bicycle-drawn sound system provided
> dance music and inspriation to the marcher, who proceeded towards downtown
> San Francisco.
>
> Five or six impromptu "Reclaim the Streets" style parties took place
> wherever the crowd stopped, to the delight of pedestrians and onlookers.
> Support for the protest was overwhelming, with drivers honking, onlookers
> waving and joining the march along the way.
>
> No arrests were made, despite the spirited and sometimes disorderly crowd.
> Several copwatch monitors commented on the hands-off handling by the police.
> It was obvious they wanted to avoid arrests, and thus any corporate news
> coverage.
>
> The march ended after a long, winding tour through downtown San Francisco's
> shopping district, with a rally at Powell street's cable car turnaround.
> Several activists also blockaded The GAP, chanting "Sweatshop labor makes
> Gap CRAP!" in protest of GAP's treatment of workers, and clearcutting of
> California's last coastal redwoods.
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