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Protesting Vice President Cheney's Visit to Huntsman Hall

Picture from protest

Photo by Marguerite Miller

Last Friday morning, hundreds of protestors--young and old, some affiliated with Penn and others who are not--marched up Walnut Street from 34th past 37th Street, blocking the street in front of the Pottruck Fitness Center, forcing traffic to detour up 37th Street for more than an hour. The presence of the Philadelphia Police and Penn Police prevented the protesters from approaching Huntsman Hall from any direction. The protest was orchestrated to coincide with the private, early morning campus visit by Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney. He was inside Huntsman Hall for the new building's dedication to speak at the invitation of his friend, Wharton benefactor Jon Huntsman. Outside, the only Cheney in sight was the ten-foot tall puppet version from Spiral Q, a group known for its political action through puppetry. Some members of Penn for Peace and Empty the Shelters had set up tents on College Green in a round-the-clock protest earlier in the week as they geared up for the antiwar protest.


More pictures from the protest

Picture from protest
Photo by Marguerite Miller

Picture from protest
Photo by Marguerite Miller

 




  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 10, October 29, 2002

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