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#FTP March in Solidarity w/ Occupy Oakland, Occupy Denver and others!
FTP March report for Saturday, 2/25/2012
Video, 00:01:33; 79 Mb
The march started; as the clock struck 4:20, the first sign was held. It said "Fuck tha Police" on one side and on the other, "Sociopathic Governments SUCK". The walk was a total of 30 minutes - once up and down Pacific Ave. From the moment I held the sign up, I got massive attention. Cars were slowing down, necks were being craned and cameras were rolling. I also got a lot of "right-on"'s and nods of approval. Only one person out of the fifty+ who responded did so negatively: a sarcastic, "oh, THAT's necessary" was all.
On my way back, a cop pulled up beside me. I reached to my side, slowly so I wouldn't be attacked, and pulled out a video recorder. I held it on him and kept walking - sign in one hand; camera in the other.
He moved forward when I pointed the camera at him, and pretended that he was leaving. When he encountered any where that he could stop, it seemed like he did. I heard a scream of "fuck the police!" from somewhere to my right.
I reached the crossroad and stood up and held the sign high. I crossed the street away from and then in front of the "police" man. It was then, when he thought I was walking away in front of him, then (immediately after this video), he pulled over and got out. He walked within the crowd where I spotted him when I purposely spun around too fast for him to react without my awareness; he ducked under a store awning and assumed a position of innocence.
This is when I turned a corner, tore off my mask and shoved it in my backpack, and put on a hat that would fully cover my hair. I ran right in front of a cop while crossing the street (after I had changed) and thought I was busted; it wasn't the one.
I walked up the road, caught a bus and gtfo'd.
MISSION STATUS: successful (imo): got the word across to over a hundred people, and wasn't identified.
I'm considering future action(s), probably every Saturday, and am open for discussion regarding that.