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Mainstream Press Tear Gassed at Inaugural

Penelope Campbell (washington post photo) of Homeland Security was also pepper sprayed in the melee

at 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time, dc indymedia stopped in it's tracks: here's the timeline

Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* Arrest at 15th and M at spontaneous unpermitted march; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:45 Coffins carried by protestors are burning; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:44 At least 30 riot-police at 14th and Pennsylvania; stand-off between police and protestors; whole area is filled with pepper-spray and tear-gas;

16 mainstream journalists (were) observed getting sprayed by police with pepper-spray;
* 3:38 Police now sending reenforcements to 15th and H street; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:33 Police reporting that one of two officers injured at 14th and Pennsylvania has a broken arm; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:32 Protesters are pushing through gates at 13th and Pennsylvania; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:31 Two women arrested at 13th and Pennsylvania; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:20 Police snipers appearing on rooftops around 14th and Pennsylvania; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:20 Two officers reported injured at 14th and Pennsylvania; mainstream journalists being hit and pepper-sprayed by police; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:18 Pepper spray and tear-gas directed at protestors at 15th and Pennsylvania; at least 50 injured protestors; reports from police of "chest pains" in protestor; mainstream media journalists being hit with pepper spray; reports of bleeding from injured protestors; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:18 Three sections of fence on inaugural parade route now broken down by protestors; fence blocking off parade route has collapsed; protestors battling police in streets; police still responding with pepper spray and tear gas; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:15PM: Much of the first 3 blocks of Pennsylvania has a significant anti-Bush presence, hard to pick pro-bush demonstrators out of some segments. Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:14 Presidential motorcade slowed down at request of police; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:13 Police send a request to the Bush motorcade to slow down the motorcade at 5th and Pennsylvania, as major street battle rages between protestors and police at 14th and Pennsylvania; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:13 Tear-gas being used in street battle between protestors and police; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:12 Bush motorcade is speeded up to get beyond the protestors on parade route; Unpermitted march now at McPherson Square;
* 3:11 Bush motorcade passes massive grouping of protestors on parade route; "Fuck Bush!" can be heard live on CNN as protestors out-shout Bush supporters;

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