Skip to comments.Breaking: Downtown Palo Alto California sealed off by Police as Black Clothed Gang Rampages
Posted on 05/20/2005 9:25:11 PM PDT by beebuster2000
Just leaving the movies in downtown Palo Alto. Cops are all over, sealing off the two main streets. Gang of black dressed punks just tore thru breaking stuff up. Still on the rampage. Every cop in Palo alto and Menlo seems to be on the streets. All traffic diverted. Developing.
Ah, the "peace" activists on the march again...
The Empire Strikes Back?
The Black Bloc of San Francisco anti-war protest fame? What are they doing in Palo Alto?
Re: Just leaving the movies...
Somebody call the Governor!
Revenge Of The Twits.
Thanks. Fireworks going off big-time at Stanford right now at the Sunken Diamond - celebrating the end of the baseball season.
My son's at the movies at Shoreline. Glad he's nowhere near PA.
They can just get dad to put the damage on his Gold AmEx.
It's Palo Alto, they're just out for a walk in the PARC.
maybe it's the Irish/sarcasm
no, not star wars, saw that last night .
these seem to be really bad people, destruction and chaos. the cops look pretty serious and are loaded up big time.
main streets shut down.
oddly, the hari krishna's are still chanting away like nothing is going on. they get the clue less award of the week.
Everybody under thirty wears only black.
Anarchist scum on parade.
SHOOT TO KILL
mini 14 or 12 ga? decisions decisions
What did somebody desecrate a copy of Das Kapital?
A "Reclaim The Streets Party" was planned for tonight.
"Streetparty/Protest Against the G8, Global Capitalism, and Boredom!'
Nothing on the 9:30 KGO radio news.
One of the joys of living in liberal land...
I am not in support of vigilantism but the authorities have my support to fire away on those who would destroy this country violently.
Just the Stanford students enjoying their usual recreation..... maybe they're all turning into deranged anarchists "raging against the machine".....
great find. thanks
were you at the Stanford Theatre? one of my favorite things to do (haven't done it in a while) is to go watch Alfred Hitchcock movies at the Stanford Theatre...
Oh yeah, the ANTI-war crowd, out for a little mayhem.
Rampaging brats stoked with latte and up way past their bedtime.
Is one of the roads that are shutdown University Ave or Middlefield?
no , the Aquarius, but the stanford is really cool. love the old organ
You have a gun with you I take it.
And you wonder why Lefties are so disliked....
university and hamilton, maybe lytton. the battle seems kind of fluid at the moment.
Which is about the only part that I can post without the cursing
only collective resistance can take back control of our lives and bring us back to life!
How old are these idiots?
YIKES, what a web site your link took me to! These people ( and I use that term loosely !) should be locked up for their own good. They're just nuts.
Yeah I know its not mid night.
A planned event. How nice. Hope the cops were prepared.
Thanks for the reply. It is times like this that I really miss my CCW.
Spoiled brats mimicking gang bangers.
This garbage is just soooooooooooooooo badly written and more than 100 years old. At least when this kind of drivel was written 100 years ago, the grammar and sentence structure and vocabulary were better.
As mentioned in that account, the anarchists swept in like the hordes of barbarians or Vikings that storm establishments in the Capital One credit card ads.
Inaugural Parade & W2 Ball Report, Audio, and Photos (large file warning)
January 23, 2005 | BillF
Posted on 01/23/2005 2:43:27 PM PST by BillF
BARBARIANS AT THE GATES
Between our first time waiting at the security gate and our second time, bmwcyle and I drank some beer at a brew pub a few blocks away.
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As I drank, I looked out the window and saw a black wave moving down the street. Like the hordes of barbarians or Vikings that storm establishments in the Capital One credit card ads, the anarchists had taken to the streets. Grabbing my camera, I went just outside the door of the restaurant and took these photos.
Two waitresses from the brew pub had stepped outside to watch the garbage pass. One said, "that is so cool." Obviously, she was highly sympathetic to them. I could have taught her a lesson by shouting "hey, this chick here is a Bush supporter," but it would have been wrong.
The anarchists looked like they were spoiling for a fight. Hundreds, possibly over a thousand, moved by very quickly and turned the corner on the way to the security checkpoint that bmwcyle and I had left 20 minutes before.
A few police cars trailed the anarchists. A short time after they had passed, at least ten police cars and ten police motorcyles zoomed by. They were going a different way, but apparently planned to head off the anarchists.
ANARCHISTS , OFTEN CALLED "BLACK BLOC"
DUE TO THE BLACK CLOTHING
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Returning to my beer, I would later hear about the anarchists' further exploits from witnesses.
The anarchists moved towards the crowd at the checkpoint, apparently hoping to create a stampede. The anarchists probably wanted the crowd to flee the anarchists by breaching the security gate. The anarchists could have walked across the bodies of the injured people and used the chaos to get into the secure zone without going through the checkpoint.
Fortunately, police vehicles swooped in to block the anarchists from getting too close to the waiting crowd.
The police vehicles protected the crowd from the anarchists, but some people at the edge of the crowd had to quickly get out of the way of the police vehicles. This created a big crush in the crowd, causing many to fear for their safety, especially those with small children. Many of those people gave up on the parade and left the area as soon as they could.
The anarchists got a Protest Warrior on the ground and kicked him. Fortunately, he was not seriously injured.
CAMERA-SHY GUY THAT YOU DON'T WANT
TO MEET IN AN ALLEY
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SKULL AND BONES, BUT NOT IN HONOR OF THE
PRESIDENT'S SECRET YALE SOCIETY
The anarchists threw snowballs at people. Then they took the signs and flags off their support poles. When they threw the poles at officers, the police responded with a canon that fired pepper spray on the anarchists.
You guys are all wrong. Have you not heard that IKEA isn't serving the usual splotch of lingonberries with the meatballs this week? Who wouldn't take to the streets for that?!
Reclaim the Streets!
A Suburban Insurrection
Meet 8pm, Friday, May 20th
Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto
Univesity Ave. at Emerson St.
2 Blocks from Palo Alto Caltrain
Critical Mass/Bike Bloc leaves White Plaza at Stanford at 7pm.
Yeah, lol... srcipt kiddies,...LOL. Good term.