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South London action pic 4

02-05-2001 11:25

South London action pic 4
Entertained by a pedal-powered sound system, several hundred enjoyed themselves at Elephant and Castle on Mayday.

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South London action pic1

02-05-2001 11:19

South London action pic1
At noon, around 300 people met at Elephant and Castle roundabout for the South London Mayday action. For a brief period, they managed to block the road, before being pushed by police onto the square in the middle of the roundabout.

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Oxford Street Pressure

02-05-2001 10:40

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Street pressure building in Oxford St yesterday, full riot gear in action, this man was being provoked into a confrontation, as I observed the situation.

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Over-provision of aggressive police ruins peaceful day

02-05-2001 10:16

If the police had stood back, observing and letting us get on with it, only reacting when necessary instead of trying to control our movements, the day would have gone down in the positive annals of history.

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RM Network Filters Waco, Texas.

02-05-2001 09:41

RM Network Filters Waco, Texas.
RM Network have been filtering an array of odd sites for many years. And there's nothing we can do about it.

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A great big slap in the face for personal freedom

02-05-2001 08:35

A lone girl's take on a semi-hellish day

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Autonomous (photo)

02-05-2001 05:45

Autonomous (photo)
May Day 2001 London

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A great day for the British public

02-05-2001 05:33

A great day for the British public
what a great day for the british public its been! What a pathetic end to your 'great' day out. Shame more people were not arrested but there we go! See you next year for the May 1st 'hippy go ban a drum' demo. :o)

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Mayday in Medellin, Colombia: initial report

02-05-2001 02:00

This is a provisional report (Tuesday evening) so not the full picture. The annual Mayday march in Medellin went through the city centre this morning with at least 18 arrests, and a small but lively anarchist presence. RTS style face masks are gaining popularity. Paramilitary activity has undermined community particpation in public demonstrations like this.

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An Account- Street Battles, Then Boxed in Holles St.

02-05-2001 01:53

I arrived on Oxford Street a little before 4pm. Heading west towards Oxford Circus and seeing the tremendous number of cops up ahead, me and my friend ducked up a pedestrian walkway to the north and found ourselves in the middle of a chaotic street battle in Market Sq./Eastcastle St./Great Titchfield St. intersection. Demonstartors launched firecrackers and flares along with plastic and glass bottles at the lines of police who were busy attacking unprotected people with shields and batons.

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response to '' thugs

02-05-2001 01:37

why not do something positive instead - donate the money from the lighter fuel and matches you wanted to buy to a 3rdworld charity.

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Media action

02-05-2001 01:29

Media action
Media action at the Angel

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The smell of rebellion

02-05-2001 01:15

The ghost of anticapitlism haunts oxford street.Local residents smell the spirit of rebellion.

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Police Repression and Brutality Used as a Means of Deterring Democracy

02-05-2001 01:04

The realities of the Quebec City FTAA protests were consistently ignored by the mainstream corporate media. Those of us who spent many hours at the wall that Friday and Saturday witnessed police tactics employed in third-world dictatorships. Chemical weapons and potentially lethal projectiles were used to strip us of our democratic rights. Yet mainly the protestors throwing rocks were condemned as "hooligans". The police were praised for exercising "restraint".

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02-05-2001 01:01

The protest in Birmingham was limited to a improvised march, a rolling press conference and a downright hefty police presence..

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02-05-2001 00:32

41 arrests, 20 of which released

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02-05-2001 00:30

After cruising the streets of Smelbs with a daggy disco the AWOL crew finished up at the intersection of Lygon and Victoria for a cranking RTS party!

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Melbourne protester

02-05-2001 00:18

Melbourne protester
Protester highlights slave wages of Nike corporation

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Pentonville Prison Solidarity Action Ambushed!

02-05-2001 00:12

HMP Pentonville Prison Solidarity Action
Just after 2pm, a group of about 15 people had gathered and were
immediately detained upon arriving at the prison walls off Caledonian
Road. Two unmarked police vans quickly rolled up and loads of coppers
poured out ordering everyone against the wall.

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Today I was a womble

02-05-2001 00:08

Being a womble is about exposing a lie the authorities expend all their energy trying to maintain: human beings have the power to hange the world and upset "known facts". The police are neither right, nor good, nor invincible.
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