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Breaking: Downtown Palo Alto California sealed off by Police as Black Clothed Gang Rampages
eyewitness | may 20, 2005 | beebuster2000

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: alf; anarchists; anarchistsocialists; anarchy; antigovernment; blackbloc; brownshirts; brownshirtsforkerry; brownshirtsforthednc; california; cary; elf; gaycowards; gokentstate; greenieweenies; liberalviolence; martiallaw; paloalto; reclaimthestreets; riot; sedition; takebackthestreets; trustfundbrats; violentoverthrow
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1 posted on 05/20/2005 9:25:12 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

Ah, the "peace" activists on the march again...


2 posted on 05/20/2005 9:26:25 PM PDT by endthematrix (Newsweek lied, people died)
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To: beebuster2000

The Empire Strikes Back?


3 posted on 05/20/2005 9:26:42 PM PDT by Stonedog (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet it's difficult to pronounce.)
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To: beebuster2000

The Black Bloc of San Francisco anti-war protest fame? What are they doing in Palo Alto?


4 posted on 05/20/2005 9:26:53 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Violence never settles anything." Genghis Khan, 1162-1227)
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To: beebuster2000

Re: Just leaving the movies...

Star Wars?


5 posted on 05/20/2005 9:27:16 PM PDT by endthematrix (Newsweek lied, people died)
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To: beebuster2000

Somebody call the Governor!


6 posted on 05/20/2005 9:27:20 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: beebuster2000

Revenge Of The Twits.


7 posted on 05/20/2005 9:27:26 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: beebuster2000

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.


8 posted on 05/20/2005 9:27:31 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: beebuster2000
Those millionaire preppy gangs are the worst.

They can just get dad to put the damage on his Gold AmEx.

9 posted on 05/20/2005 9:27:33 PM PDT by keithtoo (Howard Dean's Democratic Party: Traitors, Haters, and Vacillators)
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To: beebuster2000

It's Palo Alto, they're just out for a walk in the PARC.

Stay safe.


10 posted on 05/20/2005 9:27:54 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: beebuster2000

maybe it's the Irish/sarcasm


11 posted on 05/20/2005 9:28:44 PM PDT by Recall
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To: endthematrix

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.


12 posted on 05/20/2005 9:29:55 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

Everybody under thirty wears only black.


13 posted on 05/20/2005 9:30:41 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: beebuster2000

Anarchist scum on parade.
http://anarchistaction.org/rts/


14 posted on 05/20/2005 9:30:49 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: beebuster2000

SHOOT TO KILL


15 posted on 05/20/2005 9:31:07 PM PDT by MJY1288 ( By Comparison...."Dingy" Harry Reid makes Tom Daschle look like a Statesman)
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To: MJY1288

mini 14 or 12 ga? decisions decisions


16 posted on 05/20/2005 9:32:23 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: endthematrix

What did somebody desecrate a copy of Das Kapital?


17 posted on 05/20/2005 9:32:37 PM PDT by A message (Counter-revolutionary Capitalist)
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To: Mr. Jeeves; beebuster2000

A "Reclaim The Streets Party" was planned for tonight.

http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/05/1736866.php

"Streetparty/Protest Against the G8, Global Capitalism, and Boredom!'


18 posted on 05/20/2005 9:32:50 PM PDT by endthematrix (Newsweek lied, people died)
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To: A message

LOL!


19 posted on 05/20/2005 9:33:14 PM PDT by endthematrix (Newsweek lied, people died)
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To: Calpernia; Velveeta; Cindy; DAVEY CROCKETT

Ping

Nothing on the 9:30 KGO radio news.

kgo.com


20 posted on 05/20/2005 9:33:16 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (My prayer of thanks is for all the Freepers who make my days so interesting,educational and loving.)
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To: beebuster2000

One of the joys of living in liberal land...


21 posted on 05/20/2005 9:34:04 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Bright lines between soldiers and citizens blind both.)
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To: MJY1288

BUMP

I am not in support of vigilantism but the authorities have my support to fire away on those who would destroy this country violently.


22 posted on 05/20/2005 9:34:15 PM PDT by weegee ("Do you want them to write a piece about how great the military is?" Elizabeth Bumiller - NY Times)
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To: endthematrix

Just the Stanford students enjoying their usual recreation..... maybe they're all turning into deranged anarchists "raging against the machine".....


23 posted on 05/20/2005 9:34:19 PM PDT by Enchante (Kerry's mere nuisances: Marine Barracks '83, WTC '93, Khobar Towers, Embassy Bombs '98, USS Cole!!!)
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To: beebuster2000

Holy schneikies!


24 posted on 05/20/2005 9:34:25 PM PDT by MIT-Elephant ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: endthematrix

great find. thanks

http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/05/1736866.php


25 posted on 05/20/2005 9:34:58 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: ntnychik; devolve; MeekOneGOP; Happy2BMe; PhilDragoo; Smartass

PING!


26 posted on 05/20/2005 9:35:31 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: nhoward14
This summer:

Arnold is the Govinator

in

Gang Wars



27 posted on 05/20/2005 9:36:27 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: beebuster2000

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...


28 posted on 05/20/2005 9:36:35 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: beebuster2000
"these seem to be really bad people, destruction and chaos"

Oh yeah, the ANTI-war crowd, out for a little mayhem.

29 posted on 05/20/2005 9:36:42 PM PDT by endthematrix (Newsweek lied, people died)
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To: beebuster2000

Rampaging brats stoked with latte and up way past their bedtime.


30 posted on 05/20/2005 9:36:44 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: beebuster2000

Is one of the roads that are shutdown University Ave or Middlefield?


31 posted on 05/20/2005 9:37:15 PM PDT by NY Attitude
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To: latina4dubya

no , the Aquarius, but the stanford is really cool. love the old organ


32 posted on 05/20/2005 9:38:00 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

You have a gun with you I take it.


33 posted on 05/20/2005 9:38:02 PM PDT by groanup (http://fairtax.org)
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To: nw_arizona_granny
Somebody keep their ears tuned to KCBS radio and watch KTVU (Channel 2) news to see if there are reports about this rampage.

And you wonder why Lefties are so disliked....

34 posted on 05/20/2005 9:38:44 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: NY Attitude

university and hamilton, maybe lytton. the battle seems kind of fluid at the moment.


35 posted on 05/20/2005 9:38:44 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000
From that link

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?

36 posted on 05/20/2005 9:38:47 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: BillF
They're complaining that there are police?

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.

37 posted on 05/20/2005 9:39:38 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nhoward14
This summer:

Arnold is the Govinator

in

Gang Wars



38 posted on 05/20/2005 9:39:39 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: beebuster2000
Are they playing "Warriors" at the midnight showing again?

Yeah I know its not mid night.

39 posted on 05/20/2005 9:40:32 PM PDT by dts32041
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To: beebuster2000

LOL


40 posted on 05/20/2005 9:40:38 PM PDT by MJY1288 ( By Comparison...."Dingy" Harry Reid makes Tom Daschle look like a Statesman)
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To: beebuster2000


A planned event. How nice. Hope the cops were prepared.


41 posted on 05/20/2005 9:41:26 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: beebuster2000

Thanks for the reply. It is times like this that I really miss my CCW.


42 posted on 05/20/2005 9:42:15 PM PDT by NY Attitude
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To: dts32041
Probably a reshowing of Gigli. I'd riot!

43 posted on 05/20/2005 9:43:01 PM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: Mo1

Spoiled brats mimicking gang bangers.


44 posted on 05/20/2005 9:43:22 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: onyx
Well thats what happened after the warriors played, script kiddies imitating gang bangers.
45 posted on 05/20/2005 9:44:19 PM PDT by dts32041
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To: beebuster2000

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.


46 posted on 05/20/2005 9:46:56 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: beebuster2000
Below is my account of encountering hundreds of anarchists on Inauguration Day.

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

[snip]

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.

[Click on a photo to see a full size photo in a new window, except where noted. PROBLEMS SEEING PHOTOS OR HEARING SOUND FILES? You may want to try TEMPORARILY turning off Zone Alarm or other firewall and trying again.]

 

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
[CLICK ANY PHOTO TO SEE FULL SIZE]

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

 

[THIS PHOTO, NOT HYPERLINKED TO LARGER ONE]

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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THAT THREAD.


47 posted on 05/20/2005 9:51:07 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: beebuster2000

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?!


48 posted on 05/20/2005 9:51:22 PM PDT by dersepp (I Am A Militia Of One)
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To: beebuster2000

http://anarchistaction.org/rts/

Reclaim the Streets!

A Suburban Insurrection

Revolutionary Streetparty
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.



Live without dead time!

Every aspect of our lives is beyond our control.

From where we work to where we sleep, when we go to school and where we play, outside forces dominate our environment, and our lives become repetitions of the same meaningless nothing.

(snip)

Site design hastily pirated from www.midwestunrest.net/fightorwalk


49 posted on 05/20/2005 9:51:34 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: dts32041


Yeah, lol... srcipt kiddies,...LOL. Good term.


50 posted on 05/20/2005 9:54:23 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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