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  • dave williams
    http://www.soaw.org/new/ SOA Watch Updates and Actions Protests fill the streets of New York City during the Republican National Convention On Sunday, August
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      SOA Watch Updates and Actions
      Protests fill the streets of New York City during the
      Republican National Convention


      On Sunday, August 29, SOA Watch activists from around
      the country joined 500,000 people in the streets of
      New York City in an energetic and colorful display of
      resistance to the policies of the Bush administration!
      Many SOA Watchers marched with large signs and banners
      demanding the closure of the SOA/WHINSEC.

      On Monday, August 30, SOA Watch activists marched with
      thousands in two poor people's marches: the Still We
      Rise Coalition March and Rally and the Poor People's
      Economic Human Rights Campaign March for Our Lives.

      On Tuesday, August 31, as part of the Day of Direct
      Action, more than one thousand activists marched in
      protest of the School of the Americas/WHINSEC and the
      ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Within minutes
      of beginning the march from Ground Zero and following
      police orders to march two by two on the sidewalk, 300
      of the marchers were illegally arrested by police.
      Those marchers not arrested in the initial sweep
      continued processing north to just a few blocks from
      Madison Square Garden, where 54 activists conducted a
      "die-in" on Broadway and were arrested.

      As of Thursday afternoon,September 2, hundreds of
      activists are still being held in NYC Central Booking
      facility. Fifty-five of these activists are on a
      hunger strike demanding the release of all RNC related
      arrests. Nearly 48 hours after arrest, these activists
      have not been allowed to see lawyers or go before a
      judge. Check back for more updates.

      For more information and links to photos and video,
      click here.







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