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26 ANTI-BUSH PROTEST IN PARIS, FRANCE
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May 26, 2002, George W. Bush, America's Supreme Court selected President,
was in Paris, France to meet the recently democratically re-elected
French President Jacques Chirac.
Concerned individuals and groups from all over the world mobilized
to voice their feelings about the policies of the government headed
by Bush. Up to 10,000 people were on hand to vent their frustrations
and anger about the Bush's treatment of issues such as the war on
whatever, the crisis in the Middle East, the environment, and world
Gathering at Place de la Republique under heavy rain, the march
continued to Place de la Bastille where they were greeted by blue
skies and big, white, fluffy clouds. From Bastille, the protesters
finished their march at Place de la Nation, where they danced to
music, shared food and drink, discussed their opinions with fellow
protesters, and dreamed of a better world.
Let us all hope that, like the march that began miserably with cold,
pouring rain yet ended under sunny skies and good spirits, our world
currently gripped by fear and suffering from exploitation of its
resources and peoples will eventually see the light of a brighter
example of this interactivity is a video report we did for Independent
Media Center. We were asked to do two versions of a report about
protests in Paris against the use of military attacks in response
to the events of September 11, 2001. One report was destined for
broadcast during IndyMedia's
Newsreal show while the other was to be featured exclusively
on the internet
to take full advantage of the internet's interactive possibilities
as well as separate the internet TV experience from regular TV,
we decided to extend the internet report by adding complete interviews
with three of the participants of the protest. These interviews
can be accessed by clicking on the "talking heads" icons
found to the right of the video.
the internet version, we also added subtitling, as all the interviews
are in French, that wouldn't get garbled during the video compression
process. These subtitles are seen as clear and readable text in
the white space directly below the video image.
watch the internet version of the video report, click
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