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inaugural protests in the Emerald Region, California
Activists throughout Humboldt and Mendocino rejoice in successful protests & parades
Reports are coming in from all over the Humboldt and Mendocino county rural areas about creative and spunky actions on this Jan 20, 2005. Bernie M reports that in the coastal town of Mendocino at 10 AM about 17 people gathered at the Post Office for mutual entertainment and support. He says they held the most beautiful signs in the world, created by Bob Shattuck. Also present was the O My Goddess originator, Sherry Glasser. After noon the Albion nation rose in Albion, a bit further south along the coast, gathering at Route 1 with signs, flags, singing, and the Albion shuffle (they do whatever it takes). This group met with overwhelming support from passers by, including the cops, who waved cheerfully as they drove by. Notables such as Bill Heil and Captain Phantom were present.
Meanwhile at noon in the small Southern Humboldt town of Garberville a crowd estimated at around 50 met at the flagpole at the south end of town and took over the streets. The parade went all the way down Redwood Drive, and featured activists in costume (Mad Cowboy was there, as was Girlie Man), musicians, dancers, some dogs for peace, a whole group of intense young women from the local highschool, and a lot of spontaneous, revolutionary energy.
We have reports of marches and events in Northern Humboldt as well.
Everywhere in the Emerald region activists delight in dancing at the edge of western civilization, and have sworn to persist, persevere, and continue to dance in the streets. We don't back down.