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June 8 Biotech Protests
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com)
Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 1:59 PM
As many as 2,000 activists converged outside the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 8, to confront attendees at the BIO 2004 biotechnology conference.
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Activists denounced genetically modified food, health care for profit, gene patenting, and big agribusiness.

About a dozen activists from the Green Bloc locked down in the intersection of 4th & Howard outside Moscone Center, which they held for about an hour. After disrupting traffic and educating delegates outside Moscone Center, the group held an impromptu street party, before taking off for more actions elsewhere in the city.

In all, there were about 20 arrests by noon. Activists plan a jail solidarity support rally this evening for protesters who remain in custody.
§Lockdown at 4th & Howard
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com) Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 1:59 PM
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§Under arrest but still smiling
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com) Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 1:59 PM
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§Medic shileds locked down protester from sun
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com) Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 1:59 PM
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§Green Bloc protester under arrest
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com) Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 1:59 PM
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§Monsanto Man!
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com) Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 1:59 PM
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§Another activist arrested
by Liz Highleyman (liz [at] black-rose.com) Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 1:59 PM
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