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Protests against war, occupation and empire - August 29, 2004

500,000 protested in New York City on August 29, 2004, with many staying to protest during the week of the Republican National Convention. A small photo album, with audio, from the day of mass protest follows.

Click on the thumbnail to see the full size image, and then use the arrows at the upper right for a manual slide show.

Hear street interviews (mp3 audio): arrests of bicycle protesters (5:33 minutes; 2 mb) and Food Not Bombs interview (4:27 minutes, 1.6 mb - before broken up by police). People with dial-up connections may wish to download entire file (or at least most of it) before playing or it may stop during play. If your computer cannot play an mp3 file, you may Download the Free Quicktime Player for audio

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The police stopped about 50 bicycle riders and arrested them. Here an interview by Sunny Miller with a participant, who said that the police - using plainclothes officers on motor scooters - had harrassed the bicyclists who were riding peacefully toward the main protest march.

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Neil MacKay of the Sunday Herald (Scotland) interviewing a bicylist who had avoided arrest.

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Part of the mass protest.
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Hear some of the sounds of protest (53 seconds; 300 K mp3 file)

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The police moved in on demonstrators toward the end of the march.

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Mounted Police move in.

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Some protesters gathered outside of Broadway plays, where delegates were being taken for shows. The shows were started an hour early to try to avoid delegates having to face protests.

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Some put on their own shows outside of the theaters.
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The Theater Distrist was filled with protesters well into the evening.
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Neil MacKay and Sunny Miller interviewing an organizer for Food Not Bombs. The police broke up the interview as it was "blocking" traffic on the sidewalk.