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Update on Kansas City anti-G8 protests
by Chuck Munson (repost from kc-imc) (chuck [at] mutualaid.org)
Thursday Jul 7th, 2005 5:36 PM
A protest march against the G8 and capitalism was held tonight (7/6/05) in Kansas City by anarchists, labor activists, and people from around the Midwest.
Here's a quick overview:

* Around 60 people met up at 7 pm tonight at the Firemen's Fountain in Penn Valley park.

* Protest moved to Westport where people took to the streets for a march to the Board of Trade

* Police in hiding at the beginning. Attacked march a few blocks after it left central Westport. Heavy undercover cop presence. Police were following groups of protesters after the protests wound down.

* Police maced several protesters.

* Five people arrested total today, including two legal observers from Lawrence. They are being held at the the main jail facility at 12th and Locust St. in downtown Kansas City. Several protesters are at the facility doing jail support.

* Police attacked protesters without giving any warning.

* People arrested on charges including "Obstructing traffic" and "Obstructing a police officer." Bails of $1000 and $2000.

* Two legal observers from Lawrence were singled out and arrested.

* Participants included people from Lawrence, St. Louis, Kirksville, Arkansas, Des Moines, and Kansas City.

* Protest included participants from SEIU.

* Police confiscated and stole several bikes.

* You can help with legal support by sending money to:

Kansas Mutual Aid
P.O. Box 442438
Lawrence, Ks, 66044
(785)-760-2935
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