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SF INS Building Smashed and Trashed!(THUGS DESTROY PROPERTY MEDIA REFUSES TO REPORT- PIC ENCLOSED!)
SF.indymedia.org ^ | 1/19/03 | black bloc

Posted on 01/19/2003 12:12:56 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband

SF INS Building Smashed and Trashed!

by black bloc • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 05:15 AM

The question is: why has it taken this long to smash the f*** out of the INS building? This building should be fucking smashed every day that they assist in disappearing people. To hell with the INS! F*** la Migra!

YAY S.F.! by a fan in Portland, Oregon • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 05:27 AM

Y'all ROCK down there in the Bay Area! We had a radical march here today, and it was pretty cool, and some folks then went out and broke windows at the Military recruiting station (i guess it might've been people from the march, but i don't really know), but we didn't do any of the GREAT shit y'all did down there. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! SMASH CAPITALISM!

add your comments

audio located here by ziggy • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 05:36 AM

Audio of the thugs

There's a clip of the INS scene in that mp3

add your comments

by ins by cp • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 05:48 AM


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: blackshirts; ccrm; ins; police; protestors; terrorists; thugs
I hope the Federal cops arrest these people since the SFPD are unable to do anything to these thugs while the DA is a commie.
1 posted on 01/19/2003 12:12:56 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: madfly; Sabertooth; American Preservative; SeenTheLight; sfwarrior
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2 posted on 01/19/2003 12:13:50 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (LOL- didn't I find a really cool and scary graphic?)
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3 posted on 01/19/2003 12:14:20 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: B4Ranch
Ping
4 posted on 01/19/2003 12:18:20 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tag Line Service Center: FREE Tag Line with Every Monthly Donation to FR. Get Yours. Inquire Within)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Looks like downtown Seattle, Nov 99, the WTO Riot.

You've even got the same black-hooded anarchists in the background. They probably did a lot of the smashing, if Seattle is anything to go by.

And they probably all come from rich households in the suburbs.
5 posted on 01/19/2003 12:20:19 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: CounterCounterCulture
ping
6 posted on 01/19/2003 12:22:27 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
More fromt the same site:

"After the march left the INS building, plainclothes policemen who had infiltrated it tackled, brutalized, and hauled off at least two activists. The police became more and more aggressive, and organizers worried as the march began to be hemmed in. They led the protest back to Market street and headed up the street, sometimes running as police attempted to drive motorcycles into the crowd. Organizers looked for a place to disperse peacefully and called the march to an end at the Powell street BART station. Many protesters then entered the BART, only to be chased down into the station by police officers in riot gear. What happened in the BART station is still unclear."

Only 2 people arrest for all that??!

7 posted on 01/19/2003 12:25:45 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: lainie; Bonaparte

More pix here

8 posted on 01/19/2003 12:31:37 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: American Preservative; SeenTheLight; PoisedWoman; sfwarrior
ping
9 posted on 01/19/2003 12:34:23 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
If this is the "non-violence" movement, I'd HATE to see the violence movement.
10 posted on 01/19/2003 12:38:44 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
There's an endless stream of nihilistic destroyers, it seems. I hope the police round up all the destructive pin-heads and lock them away for awhile.
11 posted on 01/19/2003 12:56:40 AM PST by WaterDragon
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To: canuck_conservative
Something does seem odd. I noticed the byline time is 5:15 am and the caption on the third photo is 5:27 am, both on Sunday, January 19. Well, I'm in Southern California looking right now at 1:10 am Sunday the 19th. Unless the guy/gal doesn't know how to set his/her clocks. Last time I checked, we're in the same time zone.
12 posted on 01/19/2003 1:18:04 AM PST by Meem the Scream
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
I went to the protest and marched the opposite direction of the marchers for 4 or 5 blocks. Took all my crowd navigating ability but I did it... All those smelly hippies and communists lucky I got out of there alive but I made my point.
13 posted on 01/19/2003 1:20:47 AM PST by Odyssey-x
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To: CounterCounterCulture; I_Love_My_Husband
<< If this is the "non-violence" movement, I'd HATE to see the violence movement. >>

Not me.

I want to see the violence movement round this scum up; deport that part of it comprised of criminal aliens -- and incarcerate the rest.

Bring back [Big, tall, strong, tough and morally sound] POLICE MEN!
14 posted on 01/19/2003 1:42:38 AM PST by Brian Allen (This above all; to thine own self be true)
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To: Meem the Scream
I noticed that too, but maybe they sent to another computer in another part of the world (say somewhere in EU) and they posted it up? Then it would reflect the correct timezone. They might have done that to avoid the (hopefully inevitable) questioning by LEO's.
15 posted on 01/19/2003 1:57:52 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
oh no! i better check on my office tomorrow... those BASTARDS!

they've been gearing up all last week for this... the woman who runs that Starbucks is the sweetest person, remembers ALL of her customers by name... this is DISGUSTING!
16 posted on 01/19/2003 1:58:21 AM PST by sf4dubya
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To: WaterDragon
don't count on the SFPD to do it... they are good people, but their effectiveness was degenerated slowly by the good old SF political network.

i'm truly sick about all of this. i'll go down there tomorrow and see how much of the damage is real.
17 posted on 01/19/2003 2:09:23 AM PST by sf4dubya
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To: sf4dubya
don't count on the SFPD to do it... they are good people, but their effectiveness was degenerated slowly by the good old SF political network.

That's what happens when they elect a Defense Attorney as District Attorney instead of a Prosecutor.

-PJ

18 posted on 01/19/2003 2:24:58 AM PST by Political Junkie Too
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To: sf4dubya
Good people like you are always left to clean up the mess.

What can we do? My husband says "it's always the innocent that are the first victims."

I'm hoping Gavin gets elected, and if the Examiner is to be believed he wants to get rid of District elections, maybe we can get rid of some of the scummy supervisors, and we need to be sure that we dump Hallinan, who is a disgrace.

19 posted on 01/19/2003 2:49:31 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: CounterCounterCulture
What is called the "anti-war" or "peace" movement in the US these days is neither. They are antiBush and AntiAmericanWar socialists. They don't protest for other nations to end their hostilities.

They want Bush impeached but oppose removing Saddam as a leader.

20 posted on 01/19/2003 3:14:28 AM PST by weegee
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
INS Building Smashed

Well, at least it wasn't a gov't. agency building where anyone actually does anything. Half the mob were probably employees. It just shows how stupid the wackos are. The INS are probably the best collaborators to the Hate America Cause the nutcases could hope for.

21 posted on 01/19/2003 4:22:43 AM PST by putupon
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To: sf4dubya
The wackos even destroyed their own Leftist newspaper stands that parrot their political views every week. All those great sex ads and anti-American diatribes gone to waste.

They didn't even recycle the paper and glass either!

23 posted on 01/19/2003 5:52:32 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
I read some of the comments at the SFIndymedia site, there isn't any love for the "corporate" media.
24 posted on 01/19/2003 5:58:19 AM PST by csvset
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
and some folks then went out and broke windows at the Military recruiting station (i guess it might've been people from the march, but i don't really know),

Damn wuss won't even take credit for his own crap!

25 posted on 01/19/2003 6:02:59 AM PST by StriperSniper (Start heating the TAR, I'll go get the FEATHERS.)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
That's terrible. Where were the cops?\

I wish the punks would try something like that around here - we don't take kindly to vandalism in these parts. It would be interesting if these worthless punks were to meet up against a large mob of angry armed citizens, protecting their property.

26 posted on 01/19/2003 6:06:31 AM PST by meyer
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Violence is Peace.
Hate is Love.
Hypocrisy is Truth.
27 posted on 01/19/2003 6:08:05 AM PST by freebilly (Why do Republicans play hardball like little girls...?)
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To: Marine Inspector
Ping.
28 posted on 01/19/2003 6:19:32 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband; *CCRM
Well, I have mixed feelings about this one.

They smashed a Starbucks and the INS Building. The perpetrators were terrorized by infiltrators who retaliated immediately with equal and opposite force.

There is no real downside that I can see.

Welcome to the 21st Century.

A review of the rental video "Brazil" might be in order at this point, possibly also that vintage epic "Clockwork Orange"

Best regards,

29 posted on 01/19/2003 6:28:18 AM PST by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband


30 posted on 01/19/2003 7:13:27 AM PST by ppaul
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To: Fiddlstix; madfly
"Energy remained high as the crowd redecorated the imposing INS building with images of a world without oppression. This building had recently been the target of angry protests over the mandatory "registration" of many Arab and middle-Eastern men. Marchers chanted "no borders, no nations, fuck deportations" as protesters smashed the windows of the INS and redecorated its façade. One protester said he was "outraged at the way our friends and neighbors are being humiliated and dehumanized. No person should be hauled away to a secret detention, abused, and denied access to their family or lawyer."

These are our friends. We need these people in America. We shouldn't protest their actions. Keep our borders open to all peacelovers. /sick sarcasm

31 posted on 01/19/2003 7:19:49 AM PST by B4Ranch
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To: csvset
I read some of the comments at the SFIndymedia site, there isn't any love for the "corporate" media.

I was referring specifically to the weekly tabloids that are 501(c). They are managed by one of two parent organizations of Communist weeklies proliferate in the SF Bay area, Santa Cruz and all across the country. The SFIndymedia is probably part of the same group of Leftists like the SantaCruzIndymedia. They all hoist separate banners to make themselves look like a diverse group larger than they really are, but are just sub-units of the same camp.

Powder, ball, pack, elevation 45 degrees, 30 degrees to port, fire!

32 posted on 01/19/2003 7:54:53 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
"I took part in the break away march, and it wasn't some mindless action of property destruction. It targetted institutions which are directly involved in the exploitation and suffering of the world population. The destruction of the front of the INS building, over the yells of "no more borders!" was fucking BRILLIANT, and I think will send a great message of solidarity to those families whose members have been "disappeared" by the capitalist state. In fact, as we marched through the financial district, there were many cheers from sympathizers. The only negative thing I could say about the march was that few instances of graffiti on parked cars, but for the most part all property vandalism was targetted at the banks which profit from war and exploitation, and the INS building which has been involved in deportation and dententions of thousands of proletarian immigrants. As long as these direct actions maintain coherent political messages, targeting the basis of capitalist power, then I support them completely and will participate in them."

Yeah. Families whose members have been "disappeared by the capitalist state" are gathered 'round their newsprint this morning, embracing each other, tears flowing, overjoyed, secure in the knowledge that finally, finally!, you fixed everything with your spray paint and Doc Martens.

And this person named his comments "Naive Pacifists."

33 posted on 01/19/2003 9:20:43 AM PST by lainie
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
More news from http://news.google.com

All I could find was a broken window at Starbucks and broken windows and doors at INS.

____________________

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-prot19.htm_________________

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/01/19/MN196663.DTL

Huge protests for peace
Tens of thousands in S.F. demand Bush abandon war plans
Suzanne Herel, Zachary Coile, Chronicle Staff Writers

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/01/19/MN126125.DTL

A splinter group of more than 200 black-clad protesters broke off from Saturday's peaceful rally and went on a brief romp through the Financial District, smashing windows and news racks before melting away before the eyes of frustrated police.

A police spokesman said officers made two arrests.

The angry demonstration began about 4:40 p.m. when a group of demonstrators beating drums and waving black-and-red flags blocked traffic at Fifth and Mission streets.

The mostly young activists, some with handkerchiefs covering their mouths and noses, turned onto Market Street, followed by police on bicycles.

The protest escalated to vandalism as the group turned up Sansome Street, spray-painting anti-war messages on the Citicorp Building.

Demonstrators used news racks and iron bars to smash a glass door at the Immigration and Naturalization Service building. As police rushed forward to protect the entry, the march turned south on Battery, smashing a window in a Starbucks coffee shop.

Dozens of police officers followed, some on horseback and motorcycles. The tactical squad, riding in vans, poured out in an effort to protect the plate- glass windows of stores and banks.

At Market Street the group took over the westbound traffic lane before heading into the Powell Street BART station, where they jumped turnstiles and left police smacking their palms with batons.

"I've been to a couple of rallies in San Francisco, but this is the most intense stuff I've seen," said Andrew Thompson, 27, a graduate student from Arcata in Humboldt County.

E-mail the writers at tabate@sfchronicle.com and thendricks@sfchronicle.com

35 posted on 01/19/2003 10:31:43 AM PST by madfly
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To: BadRepublicanNoBrownshirt
That's why we call your type LIBERALtarians here.
36 posted on 01/19/2003 10:32:39 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: sf4dubya; lainie
check out post #34
37 posted on 01/19/2003 10:34:30 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: BadRepublicanNoBrownshirt
The answer to your question is yes. We want it on the FNC or CNN or anywhere other than local coverage in S.F.


38 posted on 01/19/2003 10:39:25 AM PST by lainie
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To: BadRepublicanNoBrownshirt
The large number of FReepers with no love lost for libertarians is well-documented around here. Just be a true libertarian and move on. Live and let live, right?
40 posted on 01/19/2003 12:49:39 PM PST by lainie
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Looks like LA after the Lakers win. Oh but wait, these are the intelligent, politically motivated, peaceful protests.

-notes the differences-
41 posted on 01/19/2003 2:46:08 PM PST by rusto
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To: lainie
about the break away
by john • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 08:00 AM
finwithwork@yahoo.com


I took part in the break away march and had a great time taking back are streets and fucking up what we could. Violence against people i think is to much but violence against property really harms no one especially when its starbucks or citibank or anyone of the other places we hit up. The rest of us don't feel like sitting around and waiting for the bad things to happen we set out to outright stop them. Sorry you may not like or methods but we will be back...as none of us even got arrested or even any major media coverage....





Free Speech Reclaimed
by [Another] Realist • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 06:19 AM


Time for corporate speech to wither. In a once-beautiful city, now scarred with the scourge of "naming rights" and endless advertising. Corporate speech has taken over SF. Graffitti on the towers of the corporate oppressors is not only fair turnabout, it's free speech reclaimed!








Naive Pacifists
by redsam • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 02:28 PM



I took part in the break away march, and it wasn't some mindless action of property destruction. It targetted institutions which are directly involved in the exploitation and suffering of the world population. The destruction of the front of the INS building, over the yells of "no more borders!" was fucking BRILLIANT, and I think will send a great message of solidarity to those families whose members have been "disappeared" by the capitalist state. In fact, as we marched through the financial district, there were many cheers from sympathizers. The only negative thing I could say about the march was that few instances of graffiti on parked cars, but for the most part all property vandalism was targetted at the banks which profit from war and exploitation, and the INS building which has been involved in deportation and dententions of thousands of proletarian immigrants. As long as these direct actions maintain coherent political messages, targeting the basis of capitalist power, then I support them completely and will participate in them.





Yes on Diversity of Tactics!
by Singer • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 06:00 PM



Ok. I'm not the type to break windows. It's just not my thing. But I saw that this happened, and where 5 years ago I might have also been just like some of these other comments I've seen -- "HOW CAN YOU PREACH NON-VIOLENCE WHILE DOING THIS!". I gotta say that my heart was actually pretty happy. I fully agree that we need a diversity of tactics. And I fully support targeted property destruction.

Those of you freaking out in disbelief sound like you havn't been doing this that long. If you had, you'd be fully aware of the endless debate within the "movement" about violence and non-violence, especially in relation to property. The actions of those being targeted inflict violence on human beings worldwide on a daily basis.

This is not about showing up for a march, singing a few songs and going home and having tea. Things are really bad out there for a lot of people. Extreme circumstances require extreme action sometimes.

Yeah, MLK himself might not have supported property damage. But with all due respect to the man himself, the Civil Rights Movement was not just MLK.

In diversity is stability. I believe that artful, targeted property damage (the cars yesterday, that was way not cool) is just as important as peaceful marches. And I respect those willing to take the risk.




why not cars?
by jj • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 06:19 PM



why not write on suvs?
suvs = oil = war








SUV's WOULD be a good idea
by Jordan • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 06:39 PM



Yes, they may be working class, but just because they get minimum wage doesn't mean they shouldn't be targeted for the terrorism SUV's promote. Not-to-mention SUV's are expensive, so they probably get a little more than working class conditions. SUV's are a HUGE reason for this war, and the people who drive them have been told time and time again the dangers of SUV's, but they refuse to accept, as driving a bigger and better car is worth any price, be it human lives or global warming. Not to mention, you could be saving a life by destroying an SUV (they are significantly more likely to flip over from hitting a SINGLE CURVE than a regular car)






tagging suvs
by lips • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 07:21 PM



As someone already stated, suvs do cost more than many working class folk can afford.
But, even if it is working class folk who own a suv, so what? Just because youre working class youre allowed to do something that people always condemn yuppies for doing? Yeah right. I don't care what class youre in, if youre going around destroying the environment (of course that's not the only reason suvs suck, but its my personal favorite) you should have your suv tagged.
Also, if in fact these suvs were owned by working class folk (which I doubt, its much more typical to see a rich yuppie in downtown san francisco driving and suv than someone whos working class) it was just some paint. Maybe their cars wont look as great (arnt all cars ugly though?) but they still run and function perfectly. I didn't see anyone breaking any suv windows or anything that would stop the suv from working.


http://indybay.org/news/2003/01/1562040_comment.php#1562450




42 posted on 01/19/2003 3:16:48 PM PST by kcvl
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

Beware Cops Posing As Peace Protestors
by Safe-Surf COINTELwaatch • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 09:35 PM



The American people can clearly see the symbolism in the targeting of symbols of oppression (such as the INS), just as they recall the Boston Tea Party.

Criticize the oppressors, not those who stand up for the oppressed.







Why Not?
by LADUDE • Sunday January 19, 2003 at 08:00 PM



why not write on suvs?
suvs = oil = war


Why not write on your house:
Heat=oil=war?


43 posted on 01/19/2003 3:19:45 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Heat=oil=war

I love it...! Hehe.
44 posted on 01/19/2003 4:24:36 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Thanks for posting!!!!
45 posted on 01/19/2003 5:12:35 PM PST by dennisw (http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: BadRepublicanNoBrownshirt
Oh for pete's sake. Let's be refreshingly succinct, shall we? You already know I'm not interested in this discussion or any "points." I don't know or care to learn about your core political philosophy, okay? I've seen more than enough of these arguments and they're very boring. Stick to the threads created for that purpose and you'll find lots of people that want to argue.
47 posted on 01/20/2003 11:20:14 AM PST by lainie
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