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San Francisco

March 19, 2005

On the second anniversary of Operation Shock and Awe, protests around the world brought people in the tens of thousands to demonstrations against the war. In most American cities, however, it was more like hundreds. In San Francisco, thousands of people showed up with a wide range of agendas, though most of them were connected in some way to the perception of an overly-agressive US foreign policy.
In the photograph above, a Black Bloc anarchist ran through a line of motorcycle cops, as they attempted to corral about 50 protesters to keep them from interrupting traffic, destroying property or rending whatever makes up the fabric of everyday, ordinary life here in 'Baghdad by the Bay.'