Global Street Party, 16 May 1998 - report


Yes - it was a good day. About 250 people turned up, and because of the other attractions elsewhere on the same day, it was just about all York people. It was nice to get away from the usual street party thing where loads of activists turnup from all over the country.

It was a fairly quiet street that was taken. The police didn't seem particularly bothered that it was happening at all: only about 5 of them turned up all day (in total contrast to Leeds RTS the week before when the tripods got confiscated.

Loads of musician turned up and the afternoon was mainly spent with celidhs, drum circles and various other jams. There was a small pedal powered sound system that some people had managed to rig together just in the few days before the street party.

It all finished well, and then we went down to the river for a party till dawn...

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