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15 Years Ago, Protesters Took Over NYC During 2004 Republican National Convention

Protesters arrested during the midtown protests, 2004.


A group carrying what was described as 1,000 coffins representing U.S. dead in Iraq marches past Madison Square Garden during the anti-Bush march organized by United for Peace and Justice in New York, on the eve of the Republican National Convention


Police Arrest Demonstraters by the Hundreds As Thousands of Bicyclists Staged a 'Critical Mass' Protest and Clogged Seventh Ave and 34th St Directly in Front of Madison Square Garden in New York City Friday 27 August 2004 Both Security and Protesting Has Increased Steadily in the Days Leading Up to the 30 August Start of the Republican National Convention at New York City's Madison Square Garden



Police Arrest Demonstraters by the Hundreds As Thousands of Bicyclists Staged a 'Critical Mass' Protest and Clogged Seventh Ave and 34th St Directly in Front of Madison Square Garden in New York City Friday 27 August 2004 Both Security and Protesting Has Increased Steadily in the Days Leading Up to the 30 August Start of the Republican National Convention at New York City's Madison Square Garden


Police Arrest Demonstraters by the Hundreds As Thousands of Bicyclists Staged a 'Critical Mass' Protest and Clogged Seventh Ave and 34th St Directly in Front of Madison Square Garden in New York City Friday 27 August 2004 Both Security and Protesting Has Increased Steadily in the Days Leading Up to the 30 August Start of the Republican National Convention at New York City's Madison Square Garden


A group carries coffins to represent soldiers killed in Iraq during the march along Seventh Avenue in New York .



A man dressed as a bomb joins the march by the group United for Peace and Justice along Seventh Avenue in New York . Thousands gathered Sunday to protest the upcoming Republican National Convention which began on August 29, 2004.


Director Michael Moore, left, is joined by Leslie Cagan, center, head of the group United for Peace and Justice, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the start of a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention in New York, . The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin August 30, 2004


Demonstrators run past a giant dragon burning in the street in front of New York's Madison Square Garden during the anti-Bush march organized by United for Peace and Justice, on the eve of the Republican National Convention


The Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses demonstrators outside Madison Square Garden during the anti-Bush march organized by United for Peace and Justice in New York, on the eve of the 2004 Republican National Convention


New York City police officers restrain a demonstrator during an anti-Bush march organized by United for Peace and Justice in New York . More than 100,000 demonstrators swarmed Manhattan's streets loudly, seizing the limelight on the eve of the Republican National Convention to demand that President Bush be turned out of office


Demonstrators carry an American flag and an anti-Bush banner past Madison Square Garden during the major march organized by United for Peace and Justice in New York, on the eve of the Republican National Convention on August 29, 2004



Protestors march with part of a group of mock coffins signifying American soldiers who have died in Irag during a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention sponsored by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, .on August 29, 2004.


Bikers ride through the streets of New York during the Critical Mass ride in New York on . Several thousand cyclists participated in the ride, which started in Union Square and rode through Manhattan past Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention


A demonstrator is arrested during the anti-Bush march organized by United for Peace and Justice in New York, on the eve of the Republican National Convention. Police said the man was accused of theft


rotesters lay down a few blocks away from the Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden, in New York in 2004


A procession of demonstrators marches through New York's Union Square on the second night of the Republican National Convention


New York City police officers restrain a demonstrator, during the Republican National Convention in New York



A crowd fills a lower Manhattan avenue at the start of a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention site sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, in New York, . The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday


Outside the New York Public Library during the 2004 RNC Protests


At the 2004 Republican National Convention protests in midtown.


At the 2004 Republican National Convention protests in midtown.


At the 2004 Republican National Convention protests in Union Square


Outside the New York Public Library during the 2004 RNC Protests