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(en) US, Media, Sacramento Anarchists Slay the Trojan Horse of Ugly Corporate Development

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Date Mon, 31 Jan 2005 12:30:04 +0100 (CET)


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Sacramento (SAC) -- "In the early hours of the morning on January
30, 2005, several violent self-described black-clad anarchists
attacked, fought, and slaughtered the giant chrome beast that is
perched in front of Safeway on 19th and S Street in midtown Sacramento.
An epic battle ensued between the violent anarchists and the shiny
corporate stallion. Despite the beast's glistening steel armor
and razor sharp fangs, the dark warriors outfought the glossy monster
and stood triumphantly over its metal remains.
The attack came as a shock to many, but several local politicians had
previously warned of anarchists "busting up Sacramento like
they did in Seattle" in reference to the 1999 World Trade
Organization protests that led to millions of dollars in property
damage in downtown Seattle.

"It is an absolute pity. This sort of thing is totally
preventable," mayor Fargo conceded. "It's a serious matter,"
FBI agent Stanley Handcock said. "A task force is investigating the
incident."

But law enforcement and experts say it is difficult to target members
because anyone who acts out in the name of anarchism is considered
a member.

"They are organized in the sense that they have a common
philosophy in so-called 'direct action,' " Handcock said. "They all
have the philosophy that direct action must be taken."

"You don't have to apply to them for a membership card; there are no
dues to be paid." The developer of the Safeway project, Paul
Petrovich, referred to the incident as "just plain
terrorism."

Other community members welcomed the death of the monstrosity.
All over the city, spontaneous parties broke loose in the streets and
gunshots were fired into the air in celebration. The police have
warned that the use of firearms is illegal, unsafe, and immoral.

Some citizens even felt a sense of relief as the demon crashed to the
ground. "I'll sleep easier every night knowing the
piece-of-shit horse has been put out of its misery," said Grace
Perchowski, who lives in the neighborhood.

Many saw the atrocious animal as a poor replacement for an almost
five-year-old mural that was destroyed in the process of building the
new Safeway. Its artist, Kevin Price, could not be reached for
comment.

"Everyone knows what you have to do when a horse is lame:
shoot it," commented local libertarian Ed Hunnigan.
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