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Inaugurate the People

More than 400 protestors turned out in Santa Cruz for a march and rally to coincide with the 2nd inauguration of George W. Bush as President of the United States. People gathered on the steps of the Santa Cruz County Courthouse and heard musicians and speakers, before collectively taking an oath of office as President Pro-Tem of the United States. Since no bible's were on hand, a copy of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" was used.

Soon after, the crowd made its way to the Town Clock, site of the Collateral Damage statue, where a number of drummers and other musicians performed. Speakers there cited a need for better health care, slammed Bush's environmental record, and called for an end to the US military occupation of Iraq. George McGovern, former South Dakota Senator and the Democrat Party's presidential candidate in 1972, addressed the crowd, and said members of the Bush Administration are masters of fear and deception.

Audio: FRSC: Inaugration Demonstration call-ins
Photos: Counter-Inauguration pix, part 1 I part 2
Video: Freedom, January 20, Santa Cruz
Audio: Counter-inauguration protest wrap
Photo: Lady Liberty at the Town Clock


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Inaugurate the Stupid People

WoW good job guys you turning out really helped. I didn't even hear about you on the news.

Re: Inaugurate the People

Ahh, but you did hear about us on "the news." As a media source, like any other, indymedia is "the news."

But in case anyone is curious, there was a camera crew from channel 8 there. They did a LIVE feed about 6:30 pm from the rally...


INAUGURAL PROTEST. Sherry Conable and dozens of others organized a splendid anti Inauguration protest last week. The photos show more than 400 protesters and George McGovern attended too! At the same time, it was the most and the least we could do. If you'd like to see how it turned out go to and click on the dozen or more photos. Great job. It's a good idea to check in on Santa Cruz Indy Media anyway. Theres' more late breaking news and links to other news sources on the Indy Media site than all our local newspapers combined.


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