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Half a million march against Bush

Jim Jepps


An astonishing half a million Americans have marched against George W. Bush's republican convention.

http://nyc.indymedia.org 

This enormous demonstration that culminated in Central Park (which the authorities had previously attempted to ban marchers from entering) was a powerful demonstration that not only are Americans not all lovers of the war - they have a willingness to get up and say so too.

The day was in general peaceful although New York Police commissioner stated that there had been 200 arrests, although it was unclear on what charges.

It has also emerged that the secret services had attempted to subpoena NY Indy media for their records.

 

The protests continued after the Sunday and there have been a number of counter conferences bringing activists from different radical strands together to discuss and organise what to do in the coming months before the presidential election.

 

August 2004

 

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