[Marxism] March 20 protest accounts
fajardos at ix.netcom.com
Sat Mar 20 17:41:39 MST 2004
> * Subject: [Marxism] March 20 protest accounts
> * From: glparramatta <glparramatta at greenleft.org.au>
> * Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 10:09:21 +1100
> Can comrades send some brief accounts, and estimates of numbers
> participating, of the March 20 protests in their areas?
I have just returned from the demonstration in San Francisco. It was a
quite lively and spirited atmosphere. The march started in Dolores Park
and made its way down Mission St and Dolores Ave (Street?) to Market and
thence to Civic Center Plaza.
I marched near the head of the march with a Palestine support contingent
and was thus not able to get an image of the march as a whole.
However, judging from what I saw in the park there were several thousand
people present, but it was not particularly large, as marches go.
Indybay.org has posted a crowd estimate of 20,000 as of 12:25 PM (the
march started at noon).
There was a rally at Civic Center following the march, for which I did
not stay. A breakaway march, with arrests and beatings, being reported
right now (4:30 PM PST) at
At the plaza there were all the usual tables and stands hawking cold
water, T-shirts, and literature. I stopped by the Pathfinder table to
catch up on news, but I knew none of the people there. I talked for a
while to a fellow from New York and explained to him about the Marxists
Internet Archive, which I work on. Like every other SWPer that I have
talked to at these things he showed not only ignorance about its
existence, but a singular lack of curiosity.
- Juan Fajardo
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