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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 09:39 PM
Response to Reply #210
223. It wasn't really our intention of shutting those businesses down
But since you asked, a number of them did close for a short while. If that were our ultimate intention, we would have blockaded the entrances. Our goal was to mount an active challenge to the state by taking over the streets. The cops pushed us back on the sidewalk and the rest of it was a running melee with us trying to get back on and them trying to kettle us in.

You know what's funny? I imagine very similar conversations going on like this after the police sicked dogs on civil rights protesters and sprayed them with water cannons in the 60's. The police dominated those demonstrations too. And yet, the marchers ultimately won. Kind of anyway.

You don't need to win every battle to win the war Mineral Man. You just need to survive and fight keep fighting again another day.
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