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Garden Lockdown Photos

Page 2 - Mists, Rocks, and Faeries

Garden Lockdown at BIO 2004

Photos by Luke Hauser, 2004 by RQ

Police prevented the lockdown circle from completing its cuircuit, but Green Bloc and Pagan Cluster activists held their ground in the intersection of Fourth and Howard, outside the entrance to Moscone Convention Center.

The direct action was part of the Reclaim the Commons convergence, which included garden projects, a colorful giveaway festival in the center of the downtown shopping district (the Really, Really Free Market), and several days of street actions opposing the BIO 2004 biotech industry convention. For more information, visit

"Mists" and other supporters yell encouragement to the lock-down.

"Rocks" lockdown in the intersection of Fourth and Howard, outside the BIO 2004 corporate convention.

The lockdown alternated between standing, sitting or kneeling, and lying down.

Tending the garden in the center of the lockdown.

"Faeries" in the center of the circle take a break from tending to sing a song.

Police escort embarrassed delegates past the lockdown.

"We are the change, we are the ones we've been waiting for..."

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Luke Hauser is a freelance parajournalist in the service of the Goddess and planetary revolution. His photo-filled book Direct Action is an historical novel about Bay Area protests.
Photos 2004 by RQ. Please do not copy, reproduce, fold, spindle, mutilate, or otherwise use them without written permission. Thanks!
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