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(en) US, Update on Kansas City anti-G8 protests

Date Thu, 07 Jul 2005 09:08:35 +0300


A protest march against the G8 and capitalism was held
tonight in Kansas City by anarchists, labor activists,
and people from around the Midwest.
Here's a quick overview:
* Around 60 people met up at 7 pm tonight at the Firemen's
Fountain in Penn Valley park.
* Protest moved to Westport where people took to the streets
for a march to the Board of Trade
* Police in hiding at the beginning. Attacked march a few
blocks after it left central Westport. Heavy undercover cop
presence. Police were following groups of protesters after the
protests wound down.
* Police maced several protesters.
* Five people arrested total today, including two legal observers
from Lawrence. They are being held at the the main jail facility
at 12th and Locust St. in downtown Kansas City. Several
protesters are at the facility doing jail support.
* Police attacked protesters without giving any warning.
* People arrested on charges including "Obstructing traffic"
and "Obstructing a police officer." Bails of $1000 and $2000.
* Two legal observers from Lawrence were singled out and
arrested.
* Participants included people from Lawrence, St. Louis,
Kirksville, Arkansas, Des Moines, and Kansas City.
* Protest included participants from SEIU.
* Police confiscated and stole several bikes.
* You can help with legal support by sending money to:

Kansas Mutual Aid
P.O. Box 442438
Lawrence, Ks, 66044
(785)-760-2935

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