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Hundreds Unwelcome 'Not Our President' Bush in San Jose
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net)
Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
San Jose, California (April 21, 2006) – Hundreds unwelcome “Not Our President” Bush on rare visit to California. Muslim youth detained, hand cuffed, and ticketed for praying near protest zone.
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San Jose, California (April 21, 2006) – Hundreds unwelcome “Not Our President” Bush on rare visit to California. The rally was confined to a protest zone a couple of blocks from Bush’s short route from helipad to Cisco Systems. Organized by the South Bay Mobilization, the rally gave voice to a wide range of dissent ranging from Native Americans angry at government cuts to urban health care programs, to labor unions, to of course endless war and occupation. Iranian-American activists mobilized to oppose any US intervention in Iran - while also opposing the Iranian theocratic regime. Youth activists with the World Can’t Wait (to Drive Out the Bush Regime) campaign joined the Raging Grannies on many chants to keep the rally spirited.

Toward the end of the rally, a half dozen Muslim youth gathered to pray a block from the protest zone. As the street was blocked off to traffic, the youth laid out make-shirt prayer mats in the bike lane and began their prayer ritual. Within moments, San Jose Police had them surrounded, and those that were not passive enough during questioning found themselves hand cuffed. Most were finally released at the scene of the crime after being issued tickets for jay-walking and obstructing traffic (again, this street was closed to traffic at the time).

War on the world? Attacks on Immigrants? Police State Restrictions? Not in Our Name.
§"Not Our President"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§"Stop Bush - Go Away" demands stilt-walker
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Raging Grannies lead chants and song
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§"Liar in Chief"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§"Liars Anonymous"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Protest pen
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Raging Grannies pose
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§World Can't Wait activist
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§As close as any protester came to Bush
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Cops are alerted to Muslim youth staging prayer service
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Muslim youth begin afternoon prayer
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Investigation begins
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Youth not forthcoming enough during questioning
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Non-praying youth given jay-walking ticket for approching "crime scene"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Muslim youth detained for questioning after prayer
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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§Angry crowd demand answers on harassment
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 2:48 AM
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what in the worldsan jose notaryMonday Jan 8th, 2007 2:25 PM
Mbob alaviMonday Apr 24th, 2006 10:38 AM
the person who got hancuffed at protestsulaiman hyattMonday Apr 24th, 2006 8:40 AM
More Photos of San Jose ProtestJohn ThielkingSunday Apr 23rd, 2006 3:19 PM
More photossilenceSunday Apr 23rd, 2006 10:28 AM
Awesome photo, thank youTim FogartySaturday Apr 22nd, 2006 8:57 PM
Sherriffs are racist as hell, remember Colin Powell protest last November at De Anza?De Anza studentSaturday Apr 22nd, 2006 3:44 PM
Mizuhara, huh?see nameplate 2 pics upSaturday Apr 22nd, 2006 3:26 PM
..Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 11:53 AM
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