May 1, 2004 - Out of the Cubicles, Into the Streets!

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Reflection of 4th and Mission Street in a Metreon window display taken before the convergence took over the intersection.

Starting in Yerba Buena Gardens in front of the monument to consumerism and entertainment, the Metreon, the May Day convergence took to the streets.

The convergence, more festive than angry, took a sound system and a party atmosphere into the middle of 4th and Mission taking back, at least for a short time, a cityscape devoted to "commerce and consumption."

The radical revelers continued down Mission street and cut over to Howard where gathering police ordered the crowd onto the sidewalks.

The bicyclist pulling the sound system was the first target of the Police. The sound system was confiscated and the bicyclist was arrested. This seemed to be selective enforcement as many other people were in the street at the same time.

Several other people were arrested including a woman who attempted to dash across the street after apparently being fingered for arrest by the police for dancing in the streets (why only she was targeted is somewhat of a mystery.)

 

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