Several members of the San Francisco Bay Area Kossacks list showed up at the "Welcoming" of Bush and Schwarzenegger in San Jose this afternoon.

Along with us, were assorted other groups, from a native american group, many of whom were using walkers or wheelchairs, concerned about the closure of a local health clinic, to a family from Iran:

Unsurprisingly, there was a large police presence keeping everybody well away Bush and his route:

The closest we got to Bush was a view of helicopters coming to take him away:

There was a lot of street theater, with this Bush impersonator holding up a sign that SanJoseLady made:

A fairly large crowd turned out. (This photo was taken by SanJoseLady)

There were a lot of reporters around, as well as the chairman of the Santa Clara County Democratic Party. There was one AP article about the protest distributed, and hopefully will see some coverage on the local evening news.

Originally posted to silence on Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 05:19 PM PDT.

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