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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 20:54:00 +0100
Subject: think globally act locally, July - 3 of 4

Report on Edinburgh Street Party of 17th June 2000

The midsummer Edinburgh street party was a huge success. 1,000 people reclaimed the streets all over the city centre for 4 hours on 17th June, with only 1 or 2 arrests.

Despite press rants against the protest, police horses and riot vans, people took over Princess Street, the city's main thoroughfare. Drummers and a pedal-driven sound system played, a giant puppet cavorted, and there was dancing in the streets.

Information on future actions from the Autonomous Centre for Edinburgh, on 0131 557 6242 or at 17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh. (NB ACE weren't the organisers of this party.)

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