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Pictures from Leap Night
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com)
Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
Every four years, we get an extra day...some people use that extra day to smash capitalism!
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Several dozen people gathered at downtown Berkeley bart at about 6 pm on Sunday, February 29th. Some wore costumes (many were dressed in "black bloc" attire), some pulled sound systems with music blaring (there were two), some carried foam "bricks" and other props, and others carried megaphones or cameras.

The motley crew marched to McDonald's, Citibank, Starbucks, Bank of America, the soon-to-be-closed Eddie Bauer store (it had just opened 4 years ago), a Shell gas station, Telegraph Avenue (the Gap), and Reel Video to point out how these institutions tear apart communities and exploit people and the environment. Some of these companies are supporters or beneficiaries of the war on Iraq.

Bricks made of foam were thrown at windows, insults were hurled at stores, and giggles frequently erupted from participants as they leapt and danced in the streets.

One person was arrested- possibly, I heard, because the lighter on the back of his bike had burned part of the Starbucks building?

Only in a Leap Year....only in Berkeley!
§side of starbucks
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com) Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
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§I think this is Citibank
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com) Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
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Note the foam bricks on the ground..
§Bank of America
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com) Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
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§Closing/Losing!
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com) Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
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§Now the gas station is closing
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com) Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
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§Oil=Blood
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com) Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
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A lot of people have died all over the world because the US or companies such as Shell have wanted to extract oil from the land where the people lived. See http://moles.org/ for more info
§Iraqis died for your...
by Mahtin (themahtin [at] hotmail.com) Wednesday Mar 3rd, 2004 2:21 PM
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