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"May Day" Protest

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20050523 | 12:37 am

Back on May 1st there was a protest in downtown Miami at “The Torch of Friendship”. Although “May Day” is the traditional labor holiday there were people protesting many different government policies aside from labor issues. The largest groups were Cubans protesting against Fidel Castro in Cuba and the Haitians protesting US policy on Haitian immigration and promoting human rights in Haiti. I believe the group of kids out there was Communist but they may have just been anarchist. I’m sure they are fighting for something but their delivery was quite poor. There are a dozen photos under the cut. Please click on the link to view them all.
"May Day" Protest


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Huggscancer

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from: huggscancer
date: 20050523 04:40 am (UTC)
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interesting

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050523 05:22 am (UTC)
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;)

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Huggscancer

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from: huggscancer
date: 20050523 05:39 am (UTC)
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:-p

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Danny Hammontree

Re: Those Haitian guys...

from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050523 05:22 am (UTC)
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LOL they were actually very nice :)

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from: heartless_kitty
date: 20050523 06:06 am (UTC)
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These are all really wonderful. In particular, photos 5 and 8 just seem to jump out at me.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050523 06:20 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much... I really love 8 too... he was such a gentle man that you can tell has seen very bad things... Some of the events that happen in Haiti are so horrific. I often wonder what the transition from Haiti to Miami is like for them. It has got to be amazing... One of the biggest things they are angry about is that when a Cuban comes over by boat and is able to touch US soil they are automatically granted asylum. When anyone else including Haitians are able to get to Miami and touch US soil they are still sent back. Many times they are killed when they are returned. I don’t believe this policy will change anytime soon which is very sad.

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from: heartless_kitty
date: 20050523 06:38 am (UTC)
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I vaguely remember discussing such topics in my Junior US History class. And yes, it is a shame that the policy won't change anytime soon.

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Ivy

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from: coolest_mommy
date: 20050523 01:19 pm (UTC)
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wow danny those photos are just amazing, makes me feel like i'm back home. I'm going to show these to my nieghbor, she's haitian

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Ivy

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from: coolest_mommy
date: 20050523 01:19 pm (UTC)
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i just thought, it would be so awesome if you took pictures when steven came home but your all the way in miami! :p your just too great of a photographer :)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050523 03:36 pm (UTC)
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thank you :) you are pretty good too, but it is hard to shoot when you are all hugging and crying ;)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050523 03:37 pm (UTC)
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i'm sure she will like them :)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050523 03:35 pm (UTC)
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thank you so much... if you wanna know when this type thing is happening in South Florida keep an eye on my journal because i will announce it ;)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050523 04:21 pm (UTC)
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LOL my short term memory is all shot to hell too ;) i will tell you now and remind you later that there will be a huge protest coming up on June 4th and 5th in the hollywood/ft. lauderdale area... i will be posting the exact location soon ;)

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subwayisaporno

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from: subwayisaporno
date: 20050525 03:02 pm (UTC)
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just check
aja2005.org
www.imcmiami.org/oas

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050525 04:03 pm (UTC)
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thanks a lot for posting this... i had been trying to get more information on this... i guess i will be seeing you again :)

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great pictures

from: anonymous
date: 20050524 12:06 am (UTC)
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those r some great pictures if you look in to their eyes u can see it iin their eyes the pain

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Danny Hammontree

Re: great pictures

from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050524 12:09 am (UTC)
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thank you :)

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subwayisaporno

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from: subwayisaporno
date: 20050525 01:31 am (UTC)
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hey I just got linked to your journal. Crazy to see you have a photo of me (number 9) speaking. I look like I'm about to cry. And if the group of kids your talking about was those of us who did the chant (pic 11) we're anarchists. That chant was a kinda spur of the moment thing that most of us didn't know before being asked to do it there.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050525 04:06 am (UTC)
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Hello Number 9

If you are indeed anarchists then your delivery was right on ;) Although I believe in much of what you were protesting for and against, I believe change will happen somewhere in the middle and hopefully someday the middle will be much more to the left :)


If you are interested in having copies of all the photos I took of you and your group please let me know, I would be more then happy to share them with you...

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from: bloochik
date: 20050525 02:53 pm (UTC)
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haha in the last pic Panagioti looks like he's hording all that lit.

"MY anarchist lit! ALL MINE!!"

And yes, you look like you're about to cry. Cry out of your love of communism. hehe.

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subwayisaporno

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from: subwayisaporno
date: 20050525 02:57 pm (UTC)
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heh, I could see him as a gollum. "mmmmy prrrecious, ziiiines"

and I was crying because nobody cared that some of us were trying to do something that didn't involve preaching to the choir and standing around with signs complaining.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050525 04:00 pm (UTC)
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in my opinion signs are good... makes my photos look more interesting ;)

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from: bloochik
date: 20050525 02:54 pm (UTC)
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hey is it ok if i link to this journal from mine and/or save some of them anarchist-kid pics? :)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050525 03:57 pm (UTC)
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you are more then welcome to link and take the photos... i also have many more, if you are interested in those as well let me know :)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050605 07:00 am (UTC)
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your mom is right. racism is the reason :(

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writerdemon

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from: writerdemon
date: 20050605 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Hey sorry i kinda stumbled into your journal, racism isn't the only reason, alot of it is that people think they are better then everyone else and don't want to take the first step to help anyone. Racism is a part of it but I think greedy people and people that just don't care about anything unless they get an award is why all these countries are like this. It is really sad that racism and greed can kill.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050605 11:37 pm (UTC)
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i'm glad you did stumble in ;) thanks for commenting...

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from: philjasenishot
date: 20050613 02:26 am (UTC)
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i really dig all these protest pictures you post in your journal. i saw some of your stuff linked from an anarchist community im in.

ive kept away from participating in protests because i usually have this preconcieved thought that itll be a bunch of anarcho punks not getting a decent message across or hippies just drumming. The protests with the haitians seem pretty sensible though, maybe ill start showing up.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050613 03:27 am (UTC)
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thanks a alot :)

If you are interested in something you should make the most of it. you only live once, at least have fun doing it ;)

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