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(en) FIRST REPORT from Minneapolis anti-genetix demos - ISAG GO HOME! 7/24

From "grain RAGE" <grainrage@visto.com>
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2000 17:57:22 -0400


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RECLAIM THE STREETS! RECLAIM THE GENES!

FIRST REPORT FROM THE STOP THE MAD SCIENTISTS! DEMOS AGAINST 
I.S.A.G. (International Society for Animal Genetics) IN DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS, U$A
Monday, July 24

here's local TV stations' coverage of "The Battle for Biotech" in Minneapolis...the demos are still going on outside and some of us are holed up with the internet. police
helicopter hovers above us. at least 30 people are being arrested RIGHT NOW. three hours ago a hundred UNMASKED people broke a police line intended to box us into a
street. using plywood sign/shields and a plastic banner that repelled tear gas/pspray, the frontline rocked our world and we escaped from their trap, only to re-take the
WHOLE STREET downtown, where later we were SEPERATED and one group was surrounded. 

last night we had a two hour teach-in and speak out, attended attentively by 300 people, who then marched together in the night, mostly on the sidewalks, but in the
street where we could. we were definitely heard, and we managed to get away with no arrests. a cop got tossed from his horse, and then another one today.

today was our time to take the streets. we chanted "reclaim the streets, reclaim the genes!" and I-S-A-G FUCK YOUR BIOTECHNOLOGY!

ISAG's next meeting is in Göttingen, Germany, August 2002:
http://www.gwdg.de/~bbrenig/ISAG2002.html 

check out how prominent their coverage of the issue is (for mainstream media):

(some of it is not updated) 

LOCAL NBC
http://www.kare11.com/
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(NETWORK TV - CBS)
http://www.wcco.com/
2:00 PM
Police Stop Traffic, Protesters
Traffic Is Being Rerouted Around Protesters

                 MINNEAPOLIS, Updated 2:06 p.m. CDT July 24, 2000 -- Police in
                 riot gear were rerouting traffic as they tried to corral protesters in downtown
                 Minneapolis. 

                 Traffic came to a standstill as police and demonstrators clashed in the
                 streets. 

                 Police used pepper spray and clubs after demonstrators rushed police
                 dressed in riot gear. 

                 Traffic was rerouted around the confrontations. 




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P.O. Box 580444
Minneapolis, MN 55458
grainrage@visto.com 
(651) 213-6131
http://www.tao.ca/~ban/grainrage.htm

Bioengineering Action Network 
ban@tao.ca 
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