The marchers took over Kentucky Street, a major arterial street in the Oread Neighborhood, with large banners, torches and drums. Chants of "From Oakland to Greece, fuck the police!" and "From Lawrence to Iraq, the war is on every block!" echoed throughout the student neighborhood. Dozens of people came out of their homes along the march route, and hundreds of statements explaining the reasons for the march were handed out along the way.
Police tried to order the marchers from the streets at various points, but were greeted with hostility each time. The march snaked from South Park through the Oread Neighborhood and back down Massachusetts Street, the main downtown area of Lawrence.
Marchers broke off at several points and left spraypainted messages about the police and state violence along side streets and buildings on the route. Kentucky street remained closed for at least a half an hour after the marchers left that street, as fire crews responded to burning debris in the road.
The march ended near the site of the murder of Tiger Dowdell, a black anti-imperialist militant, who was killed by the police in 1970. No arrests were made, and the confrontational tone of the march set a precedent for future actions against state repression.