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May Day March Photos
by Eric Wagner (eric [at] basetree.com)
Saturday May 1st, 2004 9:24 PM
May Day March Photos
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Starting in Yerba Buena Gardens in front of the monument to consumerism and entertainment, the Metreon, the May Day convergence took to the streets.

The convergence, more festive than angry, took a sound system and a party atmosphere into the middle of 4th and Mission taking back, at least for a short time, a cityscape devoted to "commerce and consumption."

The radical revelers continued down Mission street and cut over to Howard where gathering police ordered the crowd onto the sidewalks.

The bicyclist pulling the sound system was the first target of the Police. The sound system was confiscated and the bicyclist was arrested. This seemed to be selective enforcement as many other people were in the street at the same time.

Several other people were arrested including a woman who attempted to dash across the street after apparently being fingered for arrest by the police for dancing in the streets (why only she was targeted is somewhat of a mystery.)
§Traffic Stop
by Eric Wagner (eric [at] basetree.com) Saturday May 1st, 2004 9:24 PM
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§Jump
by Eric Wagner (eric [at] basetree.com) Saturday May 1st, 2004 9:24 PM
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§Trap
by Eric Wagner (eric [at] basetree.com) Saturday May 1st, 2004 9:24 PM
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§May Day
by Eric Wagner (eric [at] basetree.com) Saturday May 1st, 2004 9:24 PM
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§Arrest
by Eric Wagner (eric [at] basetree.com) Saturday May 1st, 2004 9:24 PM
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§Alone
by Eric Wagner (eric [at] basetree.com) Saturday May 1st, 2004 9:24 PM
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Reflection of 4th and Mission Street in a Metreon window display taken before the convergence took over the intersection.
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Dancing, Danger, and DildostkatTuesday May 4th, 2004 1:16 PM
Rantings of the asinineAFTuesday May 4th, 2004 12:01 AM
Hey desquerido.....Vincent St. JohnMonday May 3rd, 2004 6:10 PM
"what you have done to smash the state lately"just wonderingMonday May 3rd, 2004 6:04 PM
"smashing" the statedesqueridoMonday May 3rd, 2004 3:59 PM
zzzzzingsoyamilkaruuuuu!Monday May 3rd, 2004 11:14 AM
military intelligencematt fittMonday May 3rd, 2004 8:15 AM
hmm hmm hmm...desqueridoMonday May 3rd, 2004 2:37 AM
Hmm..DougSunday May 2nd, 2004 12:21 PM
Not the only one in the streetEric WagnerSunday May 2nd, 2004 2:46 AM

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