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Gapatista Protest at Austin Gap CANCELLED Due to Vehicle Breakdowns
--a new road show schedule for New Orleans, Tallahassee and Miami Beach TBA--
The Gapatista Road Show has regretfully CANCELLED their protest in Austin, Texas--which was scheduled for today, Fri., Nov. 14, at noon, at the South Central shopping center (4011 N. Lamar) --due to two vehicle breakdowns on their 3,000 mile road trip from Los Angeles to Miami. The group, which held highly successful protests at Gap stores in Hollywood, CA, and El Paso, Texas, over the last several days--with outstanding media coverage--is evaluating the remaining road show schedule (New Orleans Nov. 15, Tallahassee, Nov. 16 and Miami Beach, Nov. 17), and will announce a new schedule today.
Likely changes: New Orleans Nov. 15--re-scheduling the time for start of the protest (from noon to 4 pm). Tallahassee Nov. 16-- ditto. Miami Beach Nov. 17--no change.
The Gapatistas are on a cross-country road trip to the Miami protests against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) talks, Nov. 17-22. They are stopping along the way in southern cities to protest Gap sweatshops, forest destruction, war and global injustice. Vehicle problems have forced cancellation of the Tucson (Nov. 12) and Austin (Nov. 14) protests.