Sunday, March 20, 2005

SF protests

The San Francisco Chronicle publishes this account of anti-war protests in the city yesterday. Waaay down at the end of the story was this:
Just before 3 p.m., some 200 to 300 protesters, some with bandanas covering their faces, broke away from the main group and ran into the streets, circling the area of Market and Van Ness Avenue.

Chanting "Whose streets? Our streets?" and "Build the community, smash the state," the group beat on doors and, at times, blocked traffic. On Duboce Avenue, they overturned kitchen equipment that was being delivered to a restaurant and rolled some metal carts in the way of police.
While this group was not representative of the protesters overall, damaging property and resisting police doesn't do anything but hurt their cause.

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