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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 04:20 PM
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148. "It didn't appear that any thing lasting happened."
Edited on Tue Jul-19-11 04:42 PM by Downtown Hound
That was just the beginning. Protests like that went on for the entire week. Want to see?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORTTwN5HZpg&feature=rela...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n33GqksdqA&feature=rela...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkCgamw46AU&feature=chan...

This was all during the weekend the war broke out. And this is only a small taste of what the city looked like. Do know how big the crowd was in that first video I showed you, the one that I was in? About 500 give or take. 500. And we managed to drive One of San Francisco's busiest streets to a halt. Imagine what we could do if we had 50,000? Or 500,000? Or five million?

Everytime you protest, it draws police resources. Every times somebody gets arrested it draws even more city resources. Everytime you shut an enterprise down, even if for a few hours, that's revenue that it's not making. But the end of the Day X protests, we had so strained the local government financially that Mayor Willie Brown made a public plea to us to stop.

To anybody that says the system can't be shut down or stopped, all I have to say is, you weren't there. It would be far easier to do than you realize. All it takes is for people to stop talking, stop being afraid, and stop saying that it can't work, and go out and fucking do it. If enough people did that, you would see change in this country happen very quickly.
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