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Peace Activists and Anti Capitalist Demonstrators Are Penned in By Police in the Streets Ofwashington, DC

October 01, 2001

On Saturday morning, the Anti-Capitalist Convergence led a march in a park outside Washington’s Union Station, nearthe US Capitol building, behind a 16-foot-long banner reading: "Anticapitalists against war, racism, terrorism,property." Police officers on motorcycles swarmed around protesters as they gathered a few blocks from the WhiteHouse, and a helicopter circled overhead. When the demonstrators reached the end of the parade route at the WorldBank and IMF buildings, they were penned in to a space of several blocks by police and prevented from leaving forover an hour. Eventually the National Lawyers Guild negotiated an emergency injunction to have the protestersreleased, and police escorted the group to the other rally several blocks away.


  • Police surround demonstrators in Washington, D.C., September 29, 2001.