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Sat Jan 22 2005 (Updated 01/24/11)Thousands Turn Out in San Francisco to Defend Roe v. Wade
Sat Jan 22 2005 (Updated 01/24/11)Anti-Choice Demonstration in San Francisco Protested by Militant Pro-Choice Crowd
1/22/2005: Several thousand people gathered for a Roe v. Wade Anniversary Demonstration that included a rally on Market Street and a march to the location of an anti-choice rally. After the march, participants lined the Embarcadero as the "pro-lifers" paraded towards the Fisherman's Wharf tourist district. The route of the parade was stopped twice by pro-choice protesters. Police kept the women's rights advocates out of the street as much as possible, divided them up on sidewalks, and escorted the anti-choice march through Fort Mason, down Marina, to the park area where a post-march celebration of hatred of women's right to choose when to have a child was to be held. The pro-choice march was eventually allowed through Fort Mason and headed to the Marina Green.
Breaking news from today's march and action in San Francisco, as heard on Enemy Combatant Radio or reported to Indybay editors.
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These protests were part of a series of events this weekend that commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision, which legalized abortion in the United States. Indybay coverage of the 31st anniversary celebration of Roe v. Wade.
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