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by need updates Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at 3:34 AM

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4:50Police are getting really aggressive. Motorcycle cops are rushing the demonstators. One violent arrest occurred. Starbucks has been hit.

4:50Black bloc reached the INS bluiding which was graffitied and some windows were broken, The people who did it got away. Police presence increasing. Motocycle cops and horse cops, cops on foot, cops cars cop vans all converging. People are now at the Embarcadero center.

4:35Black bloc is retreating behind a shield of smoke bombs and barricades. The british embassy has been hit. Wells Fargo has been hit. "Black bloc can do anything it wants right now," says one of our reports in the field.

4:20 People are now at Citicorp Bldg at Sansome and Market. Some are distracting the cops while others graffitied the bldg.

4:09 The breakaway marchers ran down sixth st. to get away from the police. They came to the SF Chronicle building. One bunch held off the cops at one end of the block, one bunch did the same at the other, while the ones in the center graffited the Chron building. People are now headed back down Market St, toward Embarcadero, with the cops behind them.

3:30 The second breakaway march is now getting started. The police are acting very confused


2:20pm15 bike cops are at Polk & Grove and 2 police vans. The Breakaway march is preparing to start at Polk & Grove at 2:30pm.

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