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News :: Human Rights : Politics : War and Militarism
Boston Coalition Protests Dick Cheney Visit
10 Sep 2006
Modified: 09:57:22 PM
A few hundred people gather outside the Harvard club on Commonwealth Avenue Friday evening September 8th. A coalition of groups from a wide range of political and community organizations were in attendance to protest the Vice President's visit to the Boston area.
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Dick Chrney was in town for an expensive $2,500 per person Republican diner and fundraiser that attracted local elites dressed to impress. Outside activists voiced their anger over Cheney’s role in the torture of prisoners, invasion of Iraq, and attacks on civil liberties at home.

A small satirical group of aristocrats calling themselves Billionaires for Bush chanted back at the protesters insisting on Cheney’s innocence and asserting the human right of the nation's overclass to be as greedy and heartless as they like. “Big money united will never be defeated, hooora”, they sang out. Back in 2000 the group was called "Billionaires for Bush (or Gore" but have since dropped their vocal support for multi-millionaire Democratic presidential candidates.

During the event Boston police confiscated a sound system as the Green party candidate for Massachusetts Governor, Grace Ross, attempted to address the crowd. The PA system was escorted to a BPD transport vehicle by two offices, locked in the back and driven away. It is still not clear if the sound system will be charged with a crime or when it may be released.

Also see:
http://www.stopthewars.org


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Photos by Jonathan McIntosh:
http://capedmaskedandarmed.com/photoblog/
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