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Republican National Convention Protests

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The Republican National Convention was held in New York City from August 29 to September 2, 2004. The Republicans were met by one of the largest protest convergences in recent U.S. history

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Security agents detain a protester on the floor of the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, September 1, 2004. REUTERS/Mike Segar


Andre Benjamin, right, of the music group Outkast, talks about the arrest of two members of his HBO documentary crew in New York, Thursday Sept. 2, 2004. Benjamin introduced Michael Schiller, center, who was arrested along with a production intern while filming anti-President Bush protesters near the World Trade Center site last Tuesday. Benjamin says the intern, Shana Rigby, is still being held. A Manhattan judge ordered city officials Thursday to process and release 560 anti-GOP protesters within hours after hearing that the detainees had all spent at least 36 hours in custody since their arrests. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


Diane Williams, of New York City, an AIDS activist, is handcuffed and escorted from New York's Grand Central Station Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, on the final day of the Republican National Convention. About 100 well-organized protesters gathered on a pre-arranged signal for a short, noisy demonstration during the morning rush hour, calling on the president to do more in the fight against AIDS. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


A protester dressed in a costume and holding a 'SmushBush' fly swatter is seen during an anti-war rally a few blocks away from Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday Sept. 2, 2004, on the last day of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


An unidentified protester is removed as President Bush accepts the party nomination at the Republican National Convention Thursday, Sept.2, 2004, in New York. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


A protester is dragged off the floor by officials while U.S. President George W. Bush addresses the final night of the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, September 2, 2004. On Wednesday night, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and convention keynote speaker Zell Miller, a Democratic senator from Georgia, questioned John Kerry 's credentials to be commander in chief and his U.S. Senate record, with Cheney accusing Kerry of 'a habit of indecision.' REUTERS/Mike Segar US ELECTION


An unidentified protester is escorted off the convention floor on the final night of the Republican National Convention Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, in New York. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


A protester leans on a barricade as a New York Police officer stands guard near Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday Sept. 2, 2004, on the last day of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Ramin Talaie)


Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel holds a press briefing outside central booking to announce a court order calling for the immediate release of detained protesters in New York, Thursday Sept. 2, 2004. A judge ordered the city to release nearly 500 arrested protesters who have been held 24 hours or longer without being processed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


Protesters embrace each other after being released from central booking in New York, Thursday Sept. 2, 2004. A judge ordered the city to release nearly 500 arrested protesters who have been held 24 hours or longer without being processed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


Demonstrators run past a giant dragon burning in the street near Madison Square Garden during the anti-Bush march organized by United for Peace and Justice in New York Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, on the eve of the Republican National Convention. Police have accused Yukuse 'Josh' Banno, 21, of Tucson, Ariz. of using an accelerant to set the 20-foot-long dragon on fire, then wrestling a police officer to ground to resist arrest. A friend of the Arizona man says his fellow protester was wrongfully arrested.(APPhoto/Charlie Dharapak)


Anti-Bush demonstrators walk past police at a protest against the Republican convention near Madison Square Garden in New York City as the president addressed the convention on its final day(AFP/Getty Images/Kathleen Voege)


A man holds a candle during a candle light vigil on the final day of the Republican National Convention in New York City. If republican delegates left New York fired up by four days of political pageantry, thousands of Buch opponents ended a week of protests disgruntled and frustrated(AFP/Getty Images/Darren McCollester)


Separated by police, anti-Bush protester Rigo Irizarry of New York, right, yells at members of the Texas-based pro-Bush group Protest Warrior outside Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, on the final night of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


A group of people take part in a candlelight vigil during a protest in New York's Union Square Park, September 2, 2004. The protest was held on the last day of the Republican National Convention. (Jeff Christensen/Reuters)


Members of the New Black Panther Party, including Malik Shabaz(C, rear) are followed by police officers in a subway car after attempting to protest against President George W. Bush in New York, September 2, 2004. (Chip East/Reuters)


A vender sells anti-President George W. Bush buttons during a protest in New York's Union Square Park, September 2, 2004. The protest was held on the last day of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


A woman sits near crosses that represent New York military personnel killed in the Iraq war during a protest in New York's Union Square Park, September 2, 2004. The protest was held on the last day of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


A group of people take part in a candlelight vigil during a protest in New York's Union Square Park, September 2, 2004. The protest was held on the last day of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


A man in a President George W. Bush mask joins hundreds of protesters in New York's Union Square Park, September 2, 2004 for a rally against the Republican National Convention. The protest was held on the last day of the Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


Protester Charlee Huffman, right, hugs friend Ted Myczewski after a judge declared many protesters be released from lock-up in New York on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. Huffman and Myczewski were arrested together while protesting on Aug. 31 at Herald Square in NY for disorderly conduct. Huffman also was charged with resisting arrest. (AP Photo/Zack Seckler)


After being released from jail and exiting the New York State Court, arrestees are warmly greeted by friends on September 2, 2004, after protesting during the Republican National Convention. President George W. Bush accepts his party's nomination this evening. REUTERS/Chip East REUTERS


After being released from jail and exiting the New York State Court, arrestees are warmly greeted by friends on September 2, 2004, after protesting during the Republican National Convention. President George W. Bush accepts his party's nomination this evening. REUTERS/Chip East REUTERS


Lauren Ross, center, is comforted by her friend Lisa Fithian, both from Austin, Texas, after their release from central booking in New York, Thursday Sept. 2, 2004. Both say they were arrested Tuesday during an anti-President Bush protest. Ross says she was concerned for another friend who was still 'being held while her daughter is in labor and about to have a child back in Austin.' A Manhattan judge on Thursday ordered the immediate release of nearly 500 anti-GOP protesters, including some who had spent almost three days in jail after their arrests at demonstrations against President Bush. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


John Cheatwood, left, from Gainesville, Fla., and Matt Hoegemann, from Stamford, Conn., show grime and dirt on their bodies and clothes after being released from central booking in New York, Thursday Sept. 2, 2004. Both say they were arrested on Tuesday during an anti-President Bush protest. A Manhattan judge ordered city officials Thursday to process and release 560 anti-GOP protesters within hours after hearing that the detainees had all spent at least 36 hours in custody since their arrests. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


A woman displays anti-Bush stickers during a protest in New York City. Demonstrations are expected citywide to mark the appearance by President George W. Bush at the Republican convention.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Chris Hondros)


Demonstrators carry mock caskets during an anti-Bush protest in front of Madison Square Garden in New York City. Residents of New York City have been asked to scream 'No!' in unison when Bush begins his address to accept the party nomination for president.(AFP/File/Paul Richards)


AIDS activists protest in New York's Grand Central Station Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, on the final day of the Republican National Convention. About 100 well-organized protesters gathered on a pre-arranged signal for a short, noisy demonstration during the morning rush hour, calling on the president to do more in the fight against AIDS. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Two drag queens join hundreds of protesters in New York's Midtown, September 1, 2004 for a rally against the Republican National Convention. The protest was held on the third day of the Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


Three drag queens join hundreds of protesters in New York's Midtown, September 1, 2004 for a rally against the Republican National Convention. The protest was held on the third day of the Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


Two women join hundreds of protesters in New York's Central Park, September 1, 2004 for a rally against the Bush Administration's policies on women's issues. The protest was held on the third day of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


Protesters line up on lower Broadway from Wall Street to City Hall to voice their opposition against what they say are the failed economic policies of the Bush administration September 1, 2004 in New York. The peaceful protest came on the third day of the Republican National Convention. (Henny Ray Abrams/Reuters)


Students from Stuyvesant High School protest near the former World Trade Center site, against the use of the disaster for political aims during the Republican National Convention in New York, September 1, 2004. REUTERS/Chip East


Protesters from local unions rally in designated protest areas near Madison Square Garden on the third day of the Republican National Convention in New York Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


Labor groups rally in front of the Republican National Convention in New York on September 1, 2004. The rally, organized by the AFL-CIO, is held in protest of the anti-worker and anti-labor policies of the Bush Administration in the spirit of the upcoming American holiday, Labor Day. REUTERS/Heidi Schumann


A cell phone displays information regarding protests related to the Republican National Convention, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 in New York. Although more popular in Europe, text messaging is catching on as a vital tool for organizers and demonstrators in the United Sates. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


Members of the anti-Bush group 'Billionaires for Bush' and Greene Dragon mimic their opinions on Bush's policies outside the Staten Island Ferry terminal in New York Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. Some of the nation's most avant-garde performance artists are skipping this year's Burning Man gathering in the remote Black Rock Desert, a wild counterculture festival they usually relish for its celebration of the unorthodox. They're a continent away in New York City for this week's Republican National Convention instead, seeking a national audience for an increasingly political message growing out of what had been a determinedly apolitical cross-pollination of artists, musicians and dot.com wizards. One of the most publicized protest groups, Greene Dragon, grew out of last year's event. (AP Photo/Zack Seckler)


A New York City police officer clears a protester away from the scene Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Police said more than 560 people were arrested at various protests around the city Tuesday by far the largest number of single-day arrests since demonstrations began last week. More than 1,000 people in all have been arrested since then. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


A protester is arrested by a New York Police officer Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the intersection of Broadway and 40th St. in New York. The woman was one of nearly a dozen bicyclists arrested at that location Tuesday as protests against the Republican Convention continued citywide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


A protester sits in a holding van after being arrested by New York Police officers Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 at the intersection of Broadway and 40th St. in New York. The protester was one of nearly a dozen bicyclists arrested at that location Tuesday as protests against the Republican Convention continued citywide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


A protester with an anti-Bush message sits on the pavement after being arrested by a New York Police officer Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the intersection of Broadway and 40th St. in New York. The woman was one of nearly a dozen bicyclists arrested at that location Tuesday as protests against the Republican Convention continued citywide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Protesters with mock pink slips lined up on lower Broadway from Wall Street to City Hall to voice their opposition against what they claim are the failed economic policies of the Bush administration September 1, 2004 in New York. The peaceful protest came on the third day of the Republican National Convention. Vice President Dick Cheney is to address the delegates tonight. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Mary Reilly, of Asbury Park, N.J., right, passes the time while waiting outside the New York City Criminal Court Building in downtown Manhattan by sketching a portrait of Jeff Boffo, left, of Pine Plains, N.Y., just after midnight Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. Both were in town for the week to protest at the Republican National Convention and to serve as 'jail support' outside the court building, cheering new arrestees as they pass by in buses and welcoming people who have been released with food and information on how to get back in contact with their friends. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Arrested protesters line up on 17 street Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Police said more than 560 people were arrested at various protests around the city Tuesday, by far the largest number of single-day arrests since demonstrations began last week. More than 1,000 people in all have been arrested since then. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


A woman lays on the street after she was hurt during a protest in Times Square during the Republican Convention in New York City, August 31, 2004. Over 300 protesters have been arrested on the second day of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Richard Cohen


Protesters against the Republican National Convention make peace signs Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. More than 900 people have been arrested in convention-related protest activity since late last week. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


People in police custody are driven on a city bus from Herald Square near the site of the Republican National Convention in New York after a demonstration on August 31, 2004. Police arrested at least 260 demonstrators in the city as anti-Bush activists blocked traffic, staged anti-war protests, and harassed Republican delegates on the second day of a convention to nominate President George W. Bush to a second term in office. REUTERS/Peter Morgan


People in handcuffs are questioned by a police officer in Herald Square, near the site of the Republican National Convention, in New York after a demonstration on August 31, 2004. Police arrested at least 260 demonstrators in the city as anti-Bush activists blocked traffic, staged anti-war protests, and harassed Republican delegates on the second day of a convention to nominate President George W. Bush to a second term in office. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker appears in a GAP clothing store display in background. REUTERS/Peter Morgan


New York City police officers restrain a protester outside Fox News Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. More than 900 people have been arrested in convention-related protest activity since late last week. (AP Photo/Ken Marchionno)


Pieces of candy arranged as a peace sign are displayed over the words 'take a piece keep the peace' on a sidewalk in New York on August 31, 2004. The Republican National Convention is being held at Madison Square Garden, a block away from the display. Police arrested at least 260 demonstrators as anti-Bush activists blocked traffic, staged anti-war protests, and harassed Republican delegates on the second day of a covention to nominate President George W. Bush to a second term in office. REUTERS/Peter Morgan


New York City police officers restrain a protester Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Police said more than 560 people were arrested at various protests around the city Tuesday by far the largest number of single-day arrests since demonstrations began last week. More than 1,000 people in all have been arrested since then. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Two costumed protesters sing songs while awaiting police transportation during a protest in Union Square in New York on August 31, 2004. More then 50 people were arrested during the protest. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


Protesters are arrested by New York Police officers Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 at the intersection of Broadway and 40th St. in New York. Nearly a dozen bicyclists were arrested at that location Tuesday as protests against the Republican Convention continued citywide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


New York City police officers restrain a protester during a 'Death March' organized by the War Resisters League and other organizations against U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the party's convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A protester, left, who called himself Orion, of Weed, CA., announces free food being served at a resting place for demonstrators Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Even the most dedicated of demonstrators needs a little down time during the Republican National Convention, where the protests run around the clock in the city that never sleeps. Others in photograph are unidentified.(AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


An unidentified man holds a sign as he joins hundreds of people protesting in front of Fox News headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004. (AP Photo/Ramin Talaie)


Jordan Flato, from Brooklyn, NY, wears a cardboard television as he joins hundreds of people during a protest in front of Fox News headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004. (AP Photo/Ramin Talaie)


A group of protesters hold a die-in in protest against the Republican National Convention in New York Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


Carol Norris, left, and Andrea Buffa, center, lead protesters in anti-Fox News chant outside the station's headquarters in New York, Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Demonstraters shouted 'Fox news lies' and carried cut-outs of various Fox news personalities, including Sean Hannity, right. Norris and Buffa are officials with Code Pink, an anti- President Bush group which organized the protest. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the activist group Code Pink, is arrested as she begins to stage a protest outside Fox News headquarters in New York, Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. The protested Fox News and its personalities, shouting 'Fox news lies' and 'Murdock shutup.' (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


A New York City police officer gives water to an arrested protester Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Activists donned pig snouts, climbed trees and targeted Fox News Channel in protests across Manhattan on Tuesday as police arrested 260 people during a day of civil disobedience aimed at the Republican convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A group calling themselves Gays Against Bush protest Missouri delegates leaving a restaurant and jazz bar in New York City, Tuesday, August 31, 2004. The group are targeting the Missouri delegation as Missouri recently became the first state to amend their constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


A protester waves a flag in Union Square Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for marches toward the site of the party's convention. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Protesters wearing hoods lock hands to block buses of delegates Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for marches toward the site of the party's convention.(AP Photo/Joe Kohen)


New York City police officers restrain a demonstrator in front of Bryant Park Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for marches toward the site of the party's convention.(AP Photo/Joe Kohen)


A handcuffed person shouts 'this is an illegal arrest' as she is taken by New York police to a waiting vehicle after being arrested during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A handcuffed person is pushed by New York police after being arrested during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A New York police officer assembles handcuffs as a handcuffed person is arrested during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A handcuffed person shouts from a police bus to the media after being arrested during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A woman holding a placard pleads with New York police to allow her to pass orange netting used as a cordon to facilitate arrests during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A handcuffed person talks from a police bus to the media after being arrested during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A handcuffed person is carried by New York police to a waiting vehicle after being arrested during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A handcuffed person is seen through the window of a police bus after being arrested during a demonstration across from the World Trade Center site in New York, Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Police wrapped demonstrators and an entire midtown Manhattan block in orange netting Tuesday to control anti-GOP protests, arresting more than 270 people as activists massed in the streets for a march to the site of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


James Whitty of Manhattan, center, joins Cor, last name withheld, a heterosexual supporter from Kentucky, far right, as they protest a busload of Missouri delegates leaving a restaurant and jazz bar in New York City, Tuesday, August 31, 2004. The group, calling themselves Gays Against Bush, are targeting the Missouri delegation as Missouri recently became the first state to amend their constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


A New York City police officer uses his nightstick to drive back a crowd of protesters and media during a protest in front of the New York Public Library, August 31, 2004. The group was later to march to Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


An elderly protester is taken away by New York City police officers after he was arrested during a protest in front of the New York Public Library, August 31, 2004. The group was later to march to Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams REUTERS


New York City police officers wrestle a member of the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization to the ground before arresting him during a protest in front of the New York Public Library, August 31, 2004. The group was later to march to Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


David Lee of New York protests at Union Square in Manhattan in New York, August 31, 2004. On the streets of New York, about 125 people were arrested during all-day acts of civil disobedience and demonstrations to protest the Bush administration. About 100 people were arrested during a march from the former World Trade Center site for a 'die-in' near the Madison Square Garden convention hall. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton US ELECTION


A New York City police officer uses his nightstick on a protester during a protest in front of the New York Public Library, August 31, 2004. The group was later to march to Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Several arrested protestors sit in the back of a police vehicle after they were arrested for taking part in a non-permitted anti-war protest that was halted by police shortly after it began in New York, August 31, 2004. Close to 100 of the protestors were arrested by police on Fulton street just moments after they attempted to march from the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center disaster north towards Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Mike Segar


A protester carries his belongings in his handcuffed hands as he is being loaded into a police wagon during a march in New York on August 31, 2004. The protest, which was scheduled to go from the World Trade Center Site to Madison Square Garden, was stopped within the first block of the route and at least 150 people were arrested. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


Before protesters are put in the police wagon, the media reach across police lines to get some comments in New York, August 31, 2004. The protest, which was scheduled to go from the World Trade Center Site to Madison Square Garden, was stopped within the first block of the route and at least 150 people were arrested. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


New York City police arrest a protestor(L) who was part of a non-permitted anti-war protest that was halted by police shortly after it began, in New York, August 31, 2004. Close to 100 of the protestors were arrested by police on Fulton Street just moments after they attempted to march from the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center disaster, north towards Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention. (Mike Segar/Reuters)


Sharon Delgado, (L) Ruth Hunter and Mathilde Rand (R), all of Santa Cruz, California await the beginning of a protest march at the World Trade Center Site in New York on August 31, 2004. This is their fourth protest of the week and they are planning in participating in at least one a day until the Republican National Convention is over on September 2. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


New York City Police surround a group of protestors in a non-permitted anti-war protest that was halted by police shortly after it began, August 31, 2004. Close to 100 of the protestors were arrested by police on Fulton Street just moments after they attempted to march from the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center disaster north towards Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Mike Segar


Plainclothes New York City Police officers arrest protesters who had blocked traffic in the Financial District of lower Manhattan, August 31, 2004. Police arrested at least two dozen activists on Tuesday during an all-day wave of acts of civil disobedience and other demonstrations to protest the Republican convention in New York. Photo by Stringer/Usa/Reuters


A protestor screams as he is arrested by New York City Police after a non-permitted anti-war protest was halted by police shortly after it began, August 31, 2004. Close to 100 of the protestors were arrested by police on Fulton Street just moments after they attempted to march from the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center disaster, north towards Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Mike Segar


Demonstrators wear hoods in protest of the Abu Ghraib prison mistreatment scandal during the 'Stop the Detention' rally in Thomas Paine Park, across the street from the Manhattan state Supreme Court building, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in New York. Activists donned pig snouts, climbed trees and staged small demonstrations from one end of Manhattan to the other Tuesday as police scrambled to manage a long-planned day of civil disobedience aimed at the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Protesters stage a 'die-in' in front of a line of police officers outside the office of Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) in Sydney August 31, 2004. The anti-war protesters demonstrated outside KBR, part of the Halliburton group, to show their support for protests against the Republican National Convention in New York. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne


A man is arrested during a protest march against the Republican National Convention in New York Monday, Aug. 30, 2004. A day after massive street demonstrations, smaller groups of protesters turned Monday to health care, civil rights and economics, areas where they say President Bush and the Republicans convening in Madison Square Garden have failed the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


A protester yells slogans about affordable housing during a protest march in New York City on August 30, 2004. The march, which was composed of over 35 different organizations working in low-income areas of New York, finished their route at Madison Square Garden where the Republican National Convention had just begun its first session. Photo by Reuters


Protest singer Dan Bern performs at Joe's Pub, a small club in Greenwich Village, New York. Bern is releasing a new CD 'My Country II,' a collection of anti-Bush songs, as thousands of delegates are in the Big Apple for a four-day Republican National Convention.(AFP/File/Mandel Ngan)


Protesters enjoy tossed confetti during the 'Still We Rise' march in New York City on August 30, 2004. New York City has had numerous spontaneous and planned protests in response to the Republican National Convention that began today. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


Television personality Larry King stands outside the Regency Hotel on Park Avenue as a member of the Crawford, Texas, based protest group The Missile Dick Chicks passes by, left, in New York City, Monday, Aug. 30, 2004. The Missile Dick Chicks joined other protest groups in a demonstration against visiting Republicans outside the hotel. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


A member of the Crawford, Texas, based protest group The Missile Dick Chicks wears a mask depicting President Bush as part of a demonstration against visiting Republicans outside the Regency Hotel on New York City's Park Avenue, Monday, Aug. 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Members of a protest group calling themselves Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane dance to music during a brief demonstration outside Tiffanys on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Monday, August 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Jeff Grubler, a member of the San Franscisco based protest group Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane, is questioned by police during a brief demonstration outside Tiffanys on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Monday, August 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Robyn Su Miller of Quincy, Ma., left, and Miel Franco, of Seattle, Wa., right, offer drinks outside Tiffanys on Fifth Avenue as part of a demonstration by the protest group Codepink, in New York City, Monday, August 30, 2004. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Demonstrators dressed as US President George W. Bush (L) and First Lady Laura Bush take part in an anti-Bush protest in New York. Anarchist clowns, legions of angry mice and the 'Billionaires for Bush' club are all taking part in New York's irreverent welcome to thousands of delegates to the Republican convention(AFP/Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)


Several hundred anti-Bush protestors gather amid sunbathers on the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, as thousands more marched through the city in a mass protest organized by United for Peace and Justice. (AP Photo/Dean Cox)


Tom Roepke, a New York City public school teacher, sunbathes next to a sign protesting the war in Iraq on the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, the day before the start of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Dean Cox)


A 'Billionares For Bush' activist who goes by the name of Phillmore Barrells toasts the crowd at the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, after the march along Seventh Avenue in protest of the upcoming Republican National Convention. The Billionaires for Bush don't really support the reelection of America's 43rd president. Their wacky street theater uses irony to argue that many of the Bush administration's policies benefit the very rich at the expense of nearly everyone else. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Activists gather in the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Thousands marched Sunday to protest the upcoming Republican National Convention, and many ended their march in Central Park.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


A man holding a protest sign with the inscription 'Darn Good Liar' demonstrates in New York City. Thousands of protesters, led by filmmaker Michael Moore, activist Jesse Jackson and other personalities, assembled for a march past Madison Square Garden where Bush will be nominated for a second term this week.(AFP/Paul J. Richards)


New York City Police officers move protesters and the media off a traffic island in New York's Times Square after they cracked down and began making arrests August, 29, 2004. The group of mostly lesbian and gay protesters had marched north from the main protest march, which passed Madison Square Garden, site of this week's Republican National Convention, ending in Times Square when the police decided to make arrests. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


New York City Police officers grab a protester who was part of a group that had assembled on a traffic island in the middle of New York's Times Square August, 29, 2004. The group of mostly lesbian and gay protesters had marched north from the main protest march, which passed Madison Square Garden, site of this week's Republican National Convention, ending in Times Square when the police decided to make arrests. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


New York City Police arrest Newsday photographer Moises Saman (R) during a protest in New York's Times Square after a large demonstration against President George W. Bush 's policies, August 29, 2004. The United Peace and Justice coalition estimated more than 400,000 people attended the demonstration, the day before the Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


A mounted New York City police officer moves a protester across Times Square after the police cracked down on the gathering and started making arrests August, 29, 2004 in New York. The group of mostly lesbian and gay protesters had marched north from the main protest march, which passed Madison Square Garden, site of this week's Republican National Convention, ending in Times Square when the police decided to make arrests. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Demonstrators display a 'No Bush' banner during a protest through the streets of Manhattan organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents denounced the war in Iraq and demanded the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


Demonstrators carry fake coffins representing the U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq towards Union Square during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents denounced the war in Iraq and demanded the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)


A demonstrator flashes the peace sign during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents denounced the war in Iraq and demanded the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


David Doran carries his son, David Jr., through the streets of Manhattan during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents denounced the war in Iraq and demanded the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)


Dennis Kyne of San Jose, Ca. flashes the peace sign at demonstrators as they march down a Manhattan street during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)


Demonstrators dressed as U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (L) and U.S. President George W. Bush protest in front of the Seventh Avenue entrance to Madison Square Garden the day before the Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin there, August 29, 2004. Marchers filled several Manhattan avenues as they protested around the arena where Republicans will nominate Bush later in the week to run for re-election in November. REUTERS/Jim Bourg US ELECTION


New York City police officers react after a float caught on fire during the protest march against the policies of the President George W. Bush administration August 29, 2004 in New York. United for Peace and Justice organized the march the day before the start of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


A demonstrator dressed as President George W. Bush brandishes a rope as he protests along with a colleague dressed as U.S. Attorney General john Ashcroft (L) in front of the Seventh Avenue entrance to Madison Square Garden the day before the Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin there, August 29, 2004. Marchers filled several Manhattan avenues as they marched around the arena where Republicans will nominate Bush later in the week to run for re-election in November. REUTERS/Jim Bourg US ELECTION


Women demonstrators chant slogans against President Bush as they walk through the streets of Manhattan during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)


Demonstrators holding Iraqi flags walk past Madison Square Garden where the Republican National Convention will begin on Monday, Aug. 30, during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


A New York city policeman watches demonstators from a ledge on Madison Square Garden during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention begins Monday, Aug. 30, in Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


A demonstrator shouts anti-President Bush slogans during a protest outside of Madison Square Garden organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


An image of President Bush (news - web sites) is on an uptown subway train as it leaves Union Square station in New York Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Thousands gathered Sunday to protest outside the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention which begins here Monday. Denied access to rally in Central Park, many protesters boarded uptown trains and made their towards the park regardless. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


A cardbord cutout of President Bush looks out from an uptown subway train as it leaves the Union Square station in New York Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Thousands gathered Sunday to protest at the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention which begins Monday. Denied access to rally in Central Park, many protesters boarded uptown trains and made their towards the park irregardless. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Protesters prepare to march with cardboard coffins to represent the dead in Iraq , at the start of the United for Peace and Justice March in New York, August 29, 2004. Demonstrators brought out their signs and banners for a march expected to draw hundreds of thousands to protest President Bush 's policies the day before the Republican convention opens. (Seth Wenig/Reuters)


An unidentified man holds a photo of U.S. Marine Cpl. Jesus Suarez del Solar, who was killed in action in Iraq , at the head of a protest march by tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents on the eve of the Republican National Convention in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)


Women demonstrators chant slogans against President George Bush as they walk through the streets of Manhattan during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)


Demonstrators carry placards through the streets of Manhattan during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of protesters angrily denounced the war in Iraq and demanded the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


New York police officers in riot gear watch demonstrators behind rows of barricades during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents poured into Manhattan's streets angrily denouncing the war in Iraq and demanding the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Protestors carry coffins to symbolize American soldiers killed in Iraq during a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention, sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull )


Demonstrators walk past New York police officers in riot gear during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents poured into Manhattan's streets angrily denouncing the war in Iraq and demanding the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Protesters carry a mock tank driven by a caricature of President Bush through the streets during a protest organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents poured into Manhattan's streets angrily denouncing the war in Iraq and demanding the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)


A group carries coffins to represent soldiers killed in Iraq during the march along Seventh Avenue in New York Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Thousands gathered Sunday to protest near the site of the Republican National Convention which begins here Monday.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Demonstrators chant in front of Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday, Aug. 30, during a protest march organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents poured into Manhattan's streets angrily denouncing the war in Iraq and demanding the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


Demonstrators walk past Madison Square Garden, site of next week's Republican convention, during a protest march organized by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of Bush administration opponents poured into Manhattan's streets angrily denouncing the war in Iraq and demanding the United States withdraw its forces. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


Protestors join a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention site, sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Jackie Larma )


An anti-Bush banner makes its way with marchers along Seventh Avenue in New York Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Thousands gathered Sunday on the eve of the Republican National Convention, launching a raucous day of protests and demanding the United States withdraw from Iraq . (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


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, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak )


A protester dressed in combat fatigues, joined by tens of thousands people, show their opposition to the policies of the Bush administration by marching in front of Madison Square Garden, site of this week's Republican National Convention, August 29, 2004. United for Peace and Justice organized the march which gathered 360 groups to protest the policies of the current administration the day before the convention opens tomorrow. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Protesters carrying an inflatable globe join tens of thousands of others who showed their opposition to the policies of the Bush administration by marching in front of Madison Square Garden, site of this week's Republican National Convention, August 29, 2004. United for Peace and Justice organized the march which gathered 360 groups to protest the policies of the current administration the day before the convention opened. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


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 United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak )


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 site sponsored by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak )


Filmmaker Michael Moore (2nd L), Leslie Cagan (3rd L, foreground), of United Peace and Justice, Rev. Jesse Jackson (2nd R), and Actor Danny Glover (R) lead a protest march past Madison Square Garden (right rear) in New York, August 29, 2004. Tens of thousands of protesters showed their opposition to the policies of the Bush administration by marching in front of Madison Square Garden, site of this week's Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Tens of thousands of protesters showed their opposition to the policies of the current President George W. Bush's administration by marching August 29, 2004 in front of Madison Square Garden, site of this week's Republican National Convention. United for Peace and Justice organized the march which gathered 360 groups to protest the policies of the current administration the day before the convention opens tomorrow. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Protestors stand with part of a group of mock coffins signifying American soldiers who have died in Irag and Afghanistan during a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention site, sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak )


A crowd fills a Manhattan avenue during a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention sponsored by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Greg Bull )


A demonstrator holds an anti-Bush sign during a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention sponsored by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


A crowd fills a Manhattan avenue during a protest march leading past to the Republican National Convention site sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Greg Bull )


A crowd fills a Manhattan avenue during a protest march leading to the Republican National Convention site, sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Greg Bull )


A crowd fills a Manhattan avenue during a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention site sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta )


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, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)


Actress Rosie Perez addresses the crowd at the start of a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention sponsored by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta )


A New York City police officer, right, watches over the start of a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention site sponsored by the group, United for Peace and Justice, in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta )


Director Michael Moore, left, is joined by Leslie Kagan, 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, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta )


Director Michael Moore, left, is joined by the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the start of a protest march leading up to the Republican National Convention sponsored by the group United for Peace and Justice in New York, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta )


Machi Tantillo of Manhattan arranges cardboard coffins before the start of the United for Peace and Justice March in New York City, August 29, 2004. Tantillo was taking part in a protest with the group OneThousandCoffins.Org, which intends to march with 1,000 fake coffins to represent those killed in the Iraq war. The United for Peace a Justice March, which is to protest the Republican National Convention, is expected to attract over 200,000 protesters. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


A man dressed as a bomb joins the march by the United for Peace and Justice group along Seventh Avenue in New York Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. Thousands gathered Sunday to protest the upcoming Republican National Convention which begins here Monday.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


From left, Michelle Mazzarno, Danni Wright, and Jennifer Nordstrom, who call themselves 'Elephants against Republicans,' stand Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at the Ground Zero in New York to protest the Republican National Convention which begins on Monday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Luisa Weiss, of New York, rings a bell Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center in New York during the 'Ringout' observance, where hundreds of people circled the site and rang bells for over an hour in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as well as all other victims of violence. Some bell-ringers said they were also ringing in protest of the Bush administration, as the Republican National Convention begins on Monday. Weiss said she came to ring out of respect for the victims. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


A veiled woman who would not give her name rings a bell Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center in New York during the 'Ringout' observance, where hundreds of people rang bells for over an hour in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as well as all other victims of violence. Some bell-ringers said they were also ringing in protest of the Bush administration, as the Republican National Convention begins on Monday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Rachel Hoeffel rings a pair of bells Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center in New York during the 'Ringout' observance, where hundreds of people circled the site and rang bells for over an hour in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as well as all other victims of violence. Some bell-ringers said they were also ringing in protest of the Bush administration, as the Republican National Convention begins on Monday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


A demonstrator holds up an anti-Bush sign in Union Square, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 in New York during a protest against the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


A line of New York police keep demonstrators from marching on the street during a protest against coffee shop chain Starbucks workplace practices and the Bush administration's alleged support for the chain's anti-union practices in New York Saturday Aug. 28, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin in New York on Monday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, speaks with Steve Theberge, organizer of the NYCLU's Protecting Protest Campaign, outside the group's storefront in New York Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. City officials expect as many as 1,000 arrests a day during the Republican National Convention, and court officials and legal aid attorneys have been preparing for weeks to handle an influx of cases.(AP Photo/Ed Bailey)


A demonstrator is arrested by New York police during a protest against coffee shop chain Starbucks workplace practices and the Bush administration's alleged support for the chain's anti-union practices in New York Saturday Aug. 28, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin in New York on Monday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


A demonstrator is arrested by New York police during a protest against coffee shop chain Starbucks workplace practices and the Bush administration's alleged support for the chain's anti-union practices in New York Saturday Aug. 28, 2004. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin in New York on Monday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)


Police arrest a protestor outside a Starbucks coffee store on Madison Avenue in New York on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. Several hundred protestors marched past the chain stores to voice their opinions of disapproval for the business practices of Starbucks as to protest the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Dean Cox)


A protesters is arrested after a march through the streets in New York looking for Starbucks coffee shop August 28, 2004, the site of the Republican National Convention. Police expect large protests and have planned for the possibility of attacks when the convention starts in New York on August 30. REUTERS/Chip East


Protesters march through the streets in New York looking for Starbucks coffee restaurants on August 28, 2004, the site of the Republican National Convention. Police expect large protests and have planned for the possibility of attacks when the convention starts in New York on August 30. REUTERS/Chip East


Protesters march through the streets in New York looking for Starbucks coffee restaurants on August 28, 2004, the site of the Republican National Convention. Police expect large protests and have planned for the possibility of attacks when the convention starts in New York on August 30. REUTERS/Chip East


Planned Parenthood organized a reproductive rights march from Brooklyn, across the Brooklyn Bridge, and into lower Manhattan, August 28, 2004 in New York. The protest was one of many scheduled in conjunction with the Republican National Convention which begins August 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Organizers estimated a crowd of 15,000. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


The skyline of lower Manhattan can be seen in the background as protesters take part in a march for reproductive rights across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, August 28, 2004 in New York. The protest was one of many scheduled in conjunction with the Republican National Convention which begins August 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Planned Parenthood , which organized the march, estimated a crowd of 15,000. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Planned Parenthood estimated that 15,000 people took part in their march and protest for reproductive rights August 28, 2004 in New York. The march began in Brooklyn, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, then gathered next to City Hall. The protest was one of many scheduled in conjunction with the Republican National Convention which begins August 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


A protester taking part in a reproductive rights march across the Brooklyn Bridge shares her sentiments with Manhattan-bound traffic August 28, 2004. Planned Parenthood organized the march, which began in Brooklyn, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, then gathered next to City Hall. The protest was one of many scheduled in conjunction with the Republican National Convention which begins August 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty showed up for a reproductive rights rally in front of City Hall, one of an estimated 15,000 people taking part in a march and protest August 28, 2004. Planned Parenthood organized the march, which began in Brooklyn, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, then gathered next to City Hall. The protest was one of many scheduled in conjunction with the Republican National Convention which begins August 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Part of the crowd that organizers estimated at 15,000 people rally for reproductive rights next to City Hall Park in lower Manhattan, August 28, 2004. Planned Parenthood organized the march, which began in Brooklyn, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, then gathered next to City Hall. The protest was one of many scheduled in conjunction with the Republican National Convention which begins August 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York. REUTERS/Henny Ray Abrams


Police load the bikes of protestors into a truck after their owners were cuffed and loaded into another truck in New York City on August 27, 2004. The protesters were taking part in a ride under auspices of Critical Mass, a group that advocates bikes as a primary mode of transportation, to protest the upcoming Republican National Convention. Photo by Seth Wenig/Reuters


A protestor at a Critical Mass bike rally flashes the peace sign as he is loaded into the wagon by police in New York City on August 27, 2004. The protesters were taking part in a ride under the auspices of Critical Mass, a group that advocates bikes as a primary mode of transportation, to protest the upcoming Republican National Convention. Witnesses claimed about 25 people were apprehended by police for traffic violations. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


A protestor surrounded by police looks into the crowd before being loaded into the police wagon in New York City on August 27, 2004. The protesters were taking part in a ride under auspices of Critical Mass, a group that advocates bikes as a primary mode of transportation, to protest the upcoming Republican National Convention. Witnesses claimed about 25 people were apprehended by police for traffic violations. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


A cyclist with the 'Critical Mas'' protest is escorted by a police officer after being arrested with at least 250 other participants in the mass bike ride that started at Union Square and passed the Madison Square Garden, Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


A bicycle rider with the 'Critical Mass' protest boards a police bus after being arrested with at least 250 other participants in the mass bike ride that started at Union Square and passed Madison Square Garden, Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 in the first major crackdown on demonstrators around the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


Ritu Kalra, of New York, is arrested, along with at least 250 other bicycle riders that were riding in a mass protest through the city, the first major crackdown on demonstrators around the Republican National Convention Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


Members of the activist group 'Greene Dragon' ride the Staten Island Ferry in a protest against the Republican National Convention in New York on August 26, 2004. The leader the group, center, who gave the name 'Jonny America' explained, 'Bush loyalists are taking Manhattan, we have retreated to Staten Island, and now we are staging a heroic crossing to retake the city.' REUTERS/Seth Wenig


Abigail Addams and the leader of a protest who gave the name 'Jonny America' share a kiss during a protest of the Republican National Convention on the Staten Island Ferry in New York on August 27, 2004. 'We are modern day patriots, taking back our government from the corporate monarchy of George II,' said Jonny America. REUTERS/Seth Wenig


Members of the anti-Bush group 'Billionaires for Bush' and Greene Dragon protest outside the Staten Island Ferry terminal in New York Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. Greene Dragon is a media and street theater campaign mixing humor and historical context to protest policies of the Bush administration. (AP Photo/Zack Seckler)


Two protestors sit on top of a container after draping a protest banner outside Madison Square Garden, site of the Republican National Convention, in New York on August 26, 2004. Protests -- and arrests -- began in New York on Thursday, days before the start of the Republican convention, where President George W. Bush will be nominated for re-election in a city that voted overwhelmingly for his opponent four years ago. Photo by Peter Morgan/Reuters


Police arrest two protestors who hung a banner saying 'W Drop the Debt Stop AIDS ' outside Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention, in New York on August 26, 2004. Protests -- and arrests -- began in New York on Thursday, days before the start of the Republican convention, where Bush will be nominated for re-election in a city that voted overwhelmingly for his opponent four years ago. (Peter Morgan/Reuters)


Elizabeth Bird, second from right, and her daughter Sylvia, 2, of Brooklyn, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in New York, as part of a protest organized by the group 'Mothers Opposing Bush.' (AP Photo/ Diane Bondareff)


Eva Ruse, 2, left, and her sister Hope, of Brooklyn, wait to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in New York, as part of a protest organized by the group 'Mothers Opposing Bush.' (AP Photo/ Diane Bondareff)


An AIDS activist is arrested after a naked protest outside of New York's Madison Square Garden August 26, 2004. The protesters blocked 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan outside the Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. Law enforcement authorities expect thousands of protesters to descend on the city before the start of the convention on August 30, 2004. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


A group of AIDS activists stage a naked protest outside of New York's Madison Square Garden August 26, 2004. The protesters blocked 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan outside the Garden, site of the Republican National Convention. Law enforcement authorities expect thousands of protesters to descend on the city before the start of the convention on August 30, 2004. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen


A protestor identified as Terra Lawson-Remer (upper right) lowers herself to a waiting police officer after she helped unfurl a banner on the facade of the Plaza Hotel in New York on August 26, 2004. The 60-foot banner reads 'Truth' and 'Bush' with arrows pointing in opposite directions. Two members of a protest group called Operation Sibyl rappelled down the facade to unfurl the banner. Photo by Peter Morgan/Reuters


A protestor identified as Terra Lawson-Remer (top) lowers herself to a waiting police officer after she helped unfurl a banner on the facade of the Plaza Hotel in New York on August 26, 2004. The 60-foot banner, with the words 'Truth' and 'Bush', was said to be critical of the Bush/Cheney administration's poor record of leadership. Two members of a protest group called Operation Sibyl rappelled down the facade to unfurl the banner. The Republican National Convention starts in New York on August 30. REUTERS/Peter Morgan


Anti-war signs fill the top windows of a building across from the World Trade Center site, about 3 miles from the location of the Republican National Convention, in New York on August 25, 2004. Police expect large protests and have planned for the possibility of attacks when the convention starts in New York on August 30. REUTERS/Chip East