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3/19/03 Westwood Demonstration Pictures

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Account with Pictures of Antiwar Demonstration at Westwood Federal Building March 19, 2003.

3/19/03 Westwood Dem...
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Antiwar demonstrations were continuous at the Westwood Federal building throughout the entire day! The first demonstration started at 10 am with a student protest, followed by another protest at starting at noon involving a march to an induction center at Wilshire and San Vicente and back, followed by yet another demonstration at 5pm. People are still out there NOW at 10:30 pm.

These pictures cover the demonstration that started at 12 noon and merged with the one at 5pm.

We started at the Federal Building and marched West along Wilshire to San Vicente. There we had a rally and a die-in in the middle of Wilshire Blvd. We then headed back along Wilshire toward the Federal Building. Police tailed us on motorcycles and ran their sirens at their loudest level for no apparent reason when we went under the 405 overpass, in an evident attempt to hurt our ears. They then gunned their cycles aggressively down the center divider, bumping in to a few people but not causing any injuries.

We passed the Federal Building and headed toward Westwood. I'm told that the march had a permit to go to Dianne Feinstein's Westwood office but the police formed a line along Wilshire and stabbed people at the front of the march with their batons, stopping the march.

People then milled around and a core group of about 50 or so sat down in the street. After about 45 minutes the police brought in a bus and arrested a bunch of people.

Some of us went around the police and got to Westwood and Wilshire to create a presence there and make motorists notice the demonstration that was occurring behind a police line down the street.

After an hour or so we went back to the Federal Building where a large crowd had already gathered for the 5pm demonstration.

The bombing has started so see you at 5pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the Westwood Federal Building, at the intersection of Wilshire and Veteran.

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Returning through 405 underpass

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Returning through 40...
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This was on the way back from the march along Wilshire.

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BRU Leafletter

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

BRU Leafletter...
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Organizer from Bus Riders Union flyering the march.

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Demonstrators at Federal Building

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Demonstrators at Fed...
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This was the start of the 5pm demonstration at the Federal Building, which also included the tail end of the noon demonstration.

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Die-in on Wilshire

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Die-in on Wilshire...
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This was at the rallying point near San Vicente. We all fell down to create an image of the death that Bush is creating in Iraq.

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Heaven and Earth Say No War

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Heaven and Earth Say...
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View of march returning from San Vicente along Wilshire.

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KPFK Reporter

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

KPFK Reporter...
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News reporter for Pacifica Radio station KPFK 90.7 FM, covering the march.

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Liberating Vietnam Kill 3 Million

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Liberating Vietnam K...
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This woman makes the connection between the other great U.S. war of \"liberation,\" which liberated 3 million people from their bodies.

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March up Wilshire

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

March up Wilshire...
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Marching up Wilshire on the way to the die-in site at San Vicente.

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March up Wilshire Image 2

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

March up Wilshire Im...
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Marching up Wilshire on the way to the die-in site at San Vicente.

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Musicians at Federal Building

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Musicians at Federal...
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These drummers mobilized the protestors at the Federal Building.

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No a la Guerra

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

No a la Guerra...
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Banner against the war.

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Not in Our Name Banner

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Not in Our Name Bann...
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Banner on march back from San Vicente along Wilshire.

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Police Block Protestors

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Police Block Protest...
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The march was abruptly stopped by police as it advanced along Wilshire toward Westwood Blvd., even though permits reportedly had been obtained.

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Police Move Arrestees Into Van

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Police Move Arrestee...
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Police arrested about 35 protestors who sat down in Wilshire Blvd. and loaded them into this van.

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Police Prepare for Arrests

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Police Prepare for A...
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Police in foreground hold crown on sidewalks while police in background prepare to arrest protestors who are sitting in the middle of Wilshire Blvd.

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Rally Near World Savings

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Rally Near World Sav...
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It seemed so appropriate that the sign in the background of this rally should say \"World Savings.\" We may not succeed, but at least we are trying.

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Reggae Rap for Peace

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Reggae Rap for Peace...
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This independent musician performed a strong antiwar rap for demonstrators at the Federal Building.

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Seminarians for Social Justice

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

Seminarians for Soci...
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These priests in training from Claremont College walked their ethical talk on the march up Wilshire to San Vicente.

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War Kills Babies

by Demonstrator Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM

War Kills Babies...
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This woman and her child broke my heart with their beautiful protest and reminder.

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