Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Don't Even Look At The Light

Oh no. I had a feeling, after watching last night's Self-Lovefest aka the RNC, that liberal/progressive/anarchist tempers would spike and
this would happen:
Aug. 31, 2004 | NEW YORK (AP) -- Police braced for a day of civil disobedience Tuesday after an ugly turn in relations between convention protesters and the thousands of officers assigned to police them.

A march from the United Nations to Madison Square Garden ended in violence Monday after a protester attacked a plainclothes detective on a scooter, knocking him unconscious. Hundreds of police in riot gear swarmed the area, pushing protesters away from the Garden and into nearby side streets.

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Outside of the hotel where Texas Republicans stayed, about two dozen protesters calling themselves employees of "Hallibacon" grunted through plastic pig snouts on their faces and bathed themselves in stacks of fake $100 bills featuring a sneering portrait of Vice President Dick Cheney.

The protesters, who accused Cheney and the company he once led with profiting from the war in Iraq, chanted: "We love money. We love war. We love Cheney even more."

In the months leading up to the convention, activists designated Tuesday an official day of civil disobedience, planning sit-ins, street theater and even vandalism aimed at the offices of corporations with links to the Bush family or the Republican Party.

Hey now party goers. Civil Disobedience doesn't mean knocking a guy unconscious and fucking up his face. YT understands your frustration with Team Bush and their trolls. YT understands your rage against the Machine. But physical violence?

Stop.
Turn away.
Chill!

We, the People, must keep united in PEACE. Marching, good. Beating the hell out of someone, very fucking bad.

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