Laura Bush protest

This afternoon from about 11:30 to 12:30 six members of Radical Reference and two sympathizers rallied at the NY Historical Society where Laura Bush was lunching. Laura was entering via the loading dock, so we focused our attention at the Society's back entrance at 76th and Central Park West. Secret Service and NYPD blocked access to the street--so no one could get a shot at the Resident's wife, but we managed to find a spot where we could be heard, if not seen. We shouted "Money for books and education, not for war and occupation!" and "Stand up, fight back against the USA PATRIOT Act!" there for about half an hour. Plenty of passersby and tourist buses witnessed our protest and many were sympathetic. Our signs criticized the PATRIOT Act and also identified us as librarians against Bush. Lia also had her kick ass 3D Books Not Bombs sign.

Arrests at War Resisters March 8/31/04

Five reporters from the UCIMC (Urbana-Champaign Independent Media
Center) were arrested yesterday during the War Resisters March and are being detained at Pier 57. It is estimated that between 100-200 people were arrested at this march while on the sidewalk. Right now they've been detained over 19 hours, with no contact with their

Defending the Honor of Johnny Cash

I arrived late and without my cell phone to "defend the honor of Johnny Cash" at the Man in Black Bloc.

It was unreal at first. There were around 30-40 protesters in a protest pen, and only a handful of police. The pen was set up at the corner adjacent to Sotheby's.

Police 'Pig-Out' at NY Public Library protest .

Here's a video-clip of police actions against protestors in NYC.

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Police stage mass arrests. 1000 detained.

Last night the police arrested more people than they had altogether in the previous days of the anti-RNC protests in NYC.

The New York Public Library at 42nd St was among the principal sites of clashes between protestors and police,

arrest at 16th & Irving & Herald Sq. area

Arrests are currently happening at 16th and Irving and also near Herald Square--especially 35th and 6th Avenue. This according to

Arrests mushrooming as protest continues

As the following story from Reuters shows, the number of protest-related arrests is mounting, now well over 700.

Civil disobedience of almost any kind is meeting with police action. while there has been little violence from demonstrators, considerable force and provocation has been seen from the police side.

Herald Square 7:00 P.m. 8/31

Jenna reported that she and Melissa are in Herald Square where things may be heating up. All the intersections are barricaded and it seems that busloads of delegates will be driven through the square.

A Celebrity Spotting

Jello Biafra at Man/Women in Black Bloc.

Tues/31 Addresses for tonight

Tupelo Grill 1 Penn Plaza
33rd St (7 & 8)

Washington Square Church
135 W4th St (6 & McDougal)

BB King's
237 W 42St

Dahesh Museum of Art
601 5th Ave. (at 48th)

Spirit New York
530 W2

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