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EUGENE RALLYS 4000 AGAINST WAR & FASCISM

March from University of Oregon to downtown Federal Building, rally, draws police estimated 4,000...crowd closes 7th Avenue and spills into side streets.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, activist May O'Brien, and other speakers urged the citizenss of Eugene to resist war and Bush's increasingly fascist domestic agenda. Protestors numbered an estimated 4,000 -- the largest protest demonstration in memory according to many participants. As the main rally winded down, an "anti-imperialist" splinter group of about 400 broke away and marches boilterously through downtown streets chanting, "No Blood for Oil!" and "Whose streets? OUR STREETS!" Trafic was snarled in various parts of the downtown core for about 4 hours. Just before 5PM police arrested several young persons for, "Failure to Dispurse."