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March 19 - A Day of Many Actions
by tristan
Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM
Any war is too much.

With the vast majority of the US public opinion now in agreement with us there may be less need to "get the word out." But the war goes on. We must respond to this slaughter. Creativity was our greatest weapon. With lock downs, suits, animal costumes, bands, flags, die-ins, poetry, song, street theater, militant moments, mass gatherings, vigils and much more we showed our opposition.

My favorite moment was when I stopped by the info point at Sansom and Market. A very mainstream looking guy walked up, he wasn't with friends or any kind of a group nor did he have any anti-war messages on him. "What's going on?" he asked. He was given a little explanation of the different events, "...and some people will get arrested." He responded, "Yeah, thats what I came here for." I later saw him being taken away by the police at Montgomery and Market.
§The rappin' Bush, Chaney and McCain.
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

§Bikes not Bombs
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

This woman was later corralled and arrested as she stood by supporting the first die-in on market street.
§Preemptive War is Mass Murder
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

But all war is mass murder.
§The first die-in.
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

A corpse collect money.
§Peace and Love.
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

The sign says, "I'm Hella for Peace."
§Brass Liberation Orquestra
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

people supporting the die-in.
§Police charge die-in.
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

many people were in the street to die-in and be arrested. many friends and supporters stood around. Police suddenly charged and hit people with batons and flung them into the group to be arrested. it seemed quite uncalled for.
§Die-in arrested.
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

§Second Die-In, Market and Montgomery
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

§Police charge second die-in
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

§Die-in surrounded.
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

The man in the bike helmet was pushed by police into the die-in. He spoke out during this photo and moments later was thrown to the ground. But later he said he had a great time in jail with all of the others like Father Louis Vitalli.
§Die-in surrounded
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

§Act Against Torture
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

Second blockade at Market and Montgomery.
§Paint bomb
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

Several war profiteers were hit with paint on this day.
§ANSWER March
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

This is the Free Palestine contingent, ready to go with others before the ally ended.
§ANSWER march
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

§Front of the ANSWER march
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

§Small fire in the street.
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

This was at the end of the ANSWER march, after the speakers finished but when people and bands were still in the street at Mission and 24th.
§Fire at Mission/24th
by tristan Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 11:52 AM

Police came and poured water on the fire.