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Direct action rally, march, direct action

by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
Bay Area activists rallied, marched and held a direct action in Richmond, in solidarity with those taking part in actions in Cancun, Mexico.
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Richmond 09.08.03

bay area activists rallied, marched and held a direct action in Richmond, in solidarity with those taking part in actions in Cancun, Mexico.

This afternoon's action focused on the Chevron-Texaco refinery in Richmond. Chevron-Texaco is taking and processing Iraqi crude oil.

Despite a heavy police presence during the march and the direct action, people did not let down, and the mood was calm and joyful.

About 50+ police officers and sheriff deputies guarded the truck entrace to the refinery- with emt and a fire rescue crew standing by, while 22 demonstrators linked arms or used lockboxes to blockade the entrance to the refinery.

After a few hours, the protest ended peacefully.
§marching to chevron
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§brass liberation band!
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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thanks for the great music, you guys kick ass.
§linked arms
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§march pic 2
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§human blockade
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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there were more cops blocking the entrance to chevron, than protestors in the chain.
§lockboxes
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§chevron kills
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§taxes for peace
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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they had a colorful sign
§they guard chevron
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§what price for oil economy profits?
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§lou vitale
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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§jamming into the evening
by Darksyde (darksyde888 [at] yahoo.com)
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brass liberation band played into the evening...
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