posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 07:46 PM
Hundreds of angry Ohio residents marched through the streets of ColumbusOhios Capitalthis evening and stormed the Ohio State House, defying orders
and arrest threats from Ohio State Troopers. "O-H-I-O ! suppressed democracy has got to go," they chanted. After troopers pushed and scuffled with
people, nearly a hundred people took over the steps and entrance to the States giant white column capital building and refused repeated orders to
disperse or face arrest. People prepared for arrests, ready to face jailwriting lawyers phone numbers on their arms, signing jail support lists and
discussing non-cooperation and active resistance (linking arms, but not fighting back).
So far, it looks like:
Ann Arbor, MI; Austin, TX ; Amherst/Northhampton/Springfield MA; Athens OH; Asheville NC; Baltimore, MD ; Bellingham WA ; Buffalo, NY ;Boston MA ;
Boulder CO ; Burlington VT ; Chicago IL ; Columbus OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO ; Davis CA; Eugene, OR Lansing, MI ; Ithaca, NY ; Madison, WI ; Miami
FL; Missula, MT ; Mnpls/St Paul, MN ; Montpelier, VT; Nevada City CA; New York, NY; Olympia, WA ; Pittsburgh, PA ; Phoenix, AZ; Philadelphia PA ;
Portland OR ; Roanoke, VA ; Red Hook , NY; Richmond, VA; San Diego, CA ; San Francisco CA ; Sacramento CA; Seattle, WA ; St. Louis MO; Syracuse NY
Tacoma WA; Toledo OH; Tuscon, AZ ; Urbana-Champaign, IL ; Washington, DC; West Lake, WA
FULL REPORT BACK COMING SOON:
More than 200 people gathered in Austin in front of the Texas Capitol building and then marched several miles up and down Congress Avenue. The
protest was against the ongoing occupation/war in Iraq and elsewhere. It was also seemed to be a reaction in disgust that George w. Bush was awarded a
second term. The protest was part of a national day of action called for against the war and the concession to George Bush.
Around 40 people marched through downtown Baltimore to voice their opposition to the results of the election, to the fraudulent and
undemocratic US electoral system, and, most generally, to any kind of electoral politics whatsoever.
(Buffalo, NY, November 4, 2004) - - Political leaders say anger prompted vandals to target two locations in Western New York, including GOP
headquarters in downtown Buffalo.Republican leaders say someone threw big rocks through the windows of the headquarters at the Statler Towers sometime
during the early morning hours.The Armed Forces Recruiting Center on Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda was also vandalized. News 4 received a letter from a
group early Thursday morning claiming it committed the vandalism in retaliation against the GOP agenda.
With the partially dismantled scaffolding for Kerrys election-night rally still dominating the steps of the library in Copley Square, Boston
activists gathered there at 5:00 to vent their frustration with the outcome of the election and the state of the country in general. Although the
intention was to gather in the park, the police immediately chased people away, telling them that needed to a permit, and directing them to the
sidewalks across the street. Approximately 70 people gathered on the other three corners of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets. Police arrested one
person, apparently because he was climbing the scaffolding left over from the Kerry rally. Many of the people I spoke to expressed their frustration
with the results of the election. People also generally seemed uncertain about how the left should move forward. Nonetheless, people also clung
fiercely to hope, with young one woman handing out daisies to symbolize this.
San Francisco, CA
Wednesday evening, over one thousand angry Chicagoans gathered at Federal Plaza to protest Empire in a protest organized for the day after the
elections to put forth the message that no matter who had been elected, the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Haiti would continue. The
event, which is a part of the Week of Resistance that includes anti-BAFT demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, began with a permitted rally that
included speakers and some performances by the Radical Cheerleaders.
Protesters in San Francisco rallied against the re-election of George W. Bush and the continuing war in Iraq in a Wednesday evening march along
Market Street and through the Mission District.
About 2,000 people participated -- many carrying the same signs and shouting chants similar to those of the anti-war protesters that flooded the city
in the spring of 2003. The main protest was peaceful but boisterous.
PORTLAND Protesters wearing gas masks and hoisting cardboard peace signs took to the streets of Portland, chanting "Not our president, not our
The demonstrators, who numbered about 200, were met by police in riot gear, who arrived on foot, on motorcycles, on bicycles and on
Looks like the early beginnings of civil unrest, this ties in with Bush ordering 4,000 troops to Washington, DC to help with domestic security in the
inauguration day ceremonies. As more and more news about the e-voting machines comes out it will fuel these protests.