A motley crew of maybe a couple of hundred protesters have mostly suceeded in turning away federal employees Friday. What was rumored among employees to differ this time from protests past was that SF police were not aiding and protecting employees trying to enter, but were instead blocking everyone, Federal judges and protesters alike. If a relatively small group can succeed in a building shutdown, perhaps due to law enforcement’s post 9-11 wariness, how long until things get really ugly?

- Ella Delaney [Friday, October 11th, 2002]


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