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San Jose Gaza Demo Halts Traffic & Shoppers
by South Bay Observer
Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
About 1,000 people marched through the tony Santana Row shopping district of San Jose today, stopping traffic and surprising shoppers. Some shouted "Stop shopping while bombs are dropping!"

Demonstrators handed out flyers to customers along the the privately owned half-mile wide confluence of streets. Reactions ranged from concern to confusion.
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Photos by R. Robertson for indybay
§Santana Row sign in the middle
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§Santana Row sign at top
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§Marching past tony shops
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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ANSWER provided signs which many demonstrators picked up to carry from the initial gathering point, the intersection of Stevens Creek and Winchester Blvds.
§Marching past Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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Two older men at right in this photo contrast with the large number of youth and young families.
§Passing out flyers to shoppers
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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Youthful pro-Palestinians passed out flyers. In this photo the mother looks dubious, yet her son was clearly intrigued by the demonstration.
§Flag flies over kid on dad's shoulders
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§Going by GUCCI
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§While similar protests continue in France...
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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...in San Jose marchers pass by Jacardi of Paris
§traffic stopped as marchers fill the street!
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§The march proceeds
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§Later, traffic eeks by but...
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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...who is the dude in the fancy car?
§While marchers in Tokyo demonstrate in sollidarity
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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In San Jose protesters go by a store with the same name as Tokyo's fanciest shopping district "Harajuku"
§READ THE FIND PRINT BELOW THE SUSHI SIGN
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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SUSHI "TO DIE" FOR
IT IS LIKE A BAD JOKE
§rounding the bend
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§USC fan watches
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§Someone on the street made a terrible comment
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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Though many cars passing honked showing support along the main drag of Winchester Blvd, there was one incident when someone shouted "terrorists".
§passing Burberry of London while...
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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...demonstrators in London are marching in solidarity!
§we are all...
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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§Raging Grannies were there
by South Bay Observer Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 5:48 PM
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