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J18: Hundreds of Thousands converge in SF to protest war

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Multitudes of demonstrators throng the streets of San Francisco on Saturday, January 18A massive anti-war protest was held on Saturday in downtown San Francisco, calling for no war on Iraq. The crowd stretched continuously from the foot of Market Street and filled the Civic Center to capacity, with estimates of crowd size ranging from 200-350,000 people [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 ]. All age groups were in attendance, and people of all colors were also there in great numbers. The convergence was organized by International ANSWER and numerous community organizations.

Later in the afternoon, one thousand people joined a radical anti-capitalist breakaway march and militantly marched through the financial center smashing windows and graffitting the San Francisco Chronicle building, the British Consulate, CitiCorp, the Immigration & Naturalization Service building [ 1 | video 1 | 2 ], Starbucks and Victoria's Secret [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | audio ]. There were two confirmed arrests.

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