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Two Protesters Crawl Under Bus To Prevent It From Getting Into BIO 2004
by Z
Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 12:46 PM
During the Reclaim the Commons protests against BIO 2004, two protesters dove under one of the busses bringing in attendees from their hotels. The bus (and several behind it) were delayed for up to a half an hour as the police worked to get them out.

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by rusl
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2004 11:03 AM
Looks like a brave, sucessful attempt at disruption. Very heroic to put your own bodies on the line. Thank ...[god? humanity?] that the act inspired a non-violent reaction. Hopefully those direct action perpetrators are getting good support after they were arrested and don't suffer arduous legal repercussions.

We are strong in one another!
by just wondering
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2004 11:12 AM
Perhaps, but what exactly did it accomplish? Be specific.
by Purple
(Mugwump [at] Wednesday Jun 9th, 2004 3:13 PM
The unnamed person in pink has told me at maltipule protests that he always tries his hardest not to get arrested. He was about the last person I expected to see taking this action, and I was very tickled to see these pictures. Good job Oakland.
by Another protester
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2004 4:38 PM
Before the two guys that are on these pictures, a third protester has been taked from under the bus more easily by the cops. I didn't see it, but it was confirmed to me few people, included the three arrested.
by Laz
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2004 7:40 PM
I was there at the time the protestors went under the bus. There were actually 3 of them. The first one had already been removed and put into the paddywagon when the pictures here were taken. He subsequently was brought out and then all 3 were reloaded.

The acts of these 3 were brave, beautiful, and inspiring. I was thrilled to see them finally get back to the convergence center at almost 9pm (they were arrested early in the morning, probably 8-9am). Much love to my brothers, and to all of my brothers and sisters arrested yesterday and last night by the only perpetrators of any violence whatsoever yesterday - the state.
by none needed
Thursday Jun 10th, 2004 5:25 AM
Good job accomplishing absolutely nothing. All you managed to do was divert police resources from areas where their services might have actually been needed. Instead of busting real crime, they get to waste their time with a pathetic bunch of no-good losers, pulling dumbass out from under busses.

by on the scene
Thursday Jun 10th, 2004 9:24 AM
One of those arrested from under the bus injured his ankle. A medic on the scene was not allowed through the police line to treat him.
by Laz
Thursday Jun 10th, 2004 4:07 PM
Just to clarify the facts, we did nothing to divert police from anything - your government did that. As anyone present will tell you, there was absolutely no need for police anywhere in the area. You ought to direct your complaints at those to whom you delegate all authority and control of your life. I truly wish that the police did indeed spend their time dealing with the actions of those oppressing and harming others, rather than those of us trying to interact and communicate with others on an individual human level, in the hopes of creating better world for us all (rather than just for those with power/money).
by none needed
Thursday Jun 10th, 2004 6:31 PM
do you expect the police to do nothing while three people shove their bodies beneath a ten ton passenger bus. Do you expect the police to do nothing with hundreds of people crowed themselves into the middle of traffic intersection? Your own photos betray your efforts to rationalize illegal activites. You are breaking the law plain and simple. Are you unable to find a legal way to protest the system?

Apparently, you cannot. And that is why any viable message you may have gets muddled in your ridiculous exploits that put law enforcement in a position where they needn't be.

That is why I congratulate your efforts. Because you relegate yourselves into your own pathetic level of obscurity.
let me tell you about accomplishing nothing. last night i watched a whole episode of "macgyver." i don't hear anyone complaining about that.

fyi -- he miraculously pulled himself out of a no-win situation using nothing but his quick-wits! that macgyver...