The latest update from the streets at 3:40 PM: |
There's actually 2 to 3 thousand people out on the streets! That's a huge difference from the number given out by a different news source. Currently, the bulk of the people are at Taylor and 5th where there's a sort of Reclaim the Streets going on. The loud festive atmosphere came through over the phone line and though I'm not on the street I feel the energy and am glowing in knowing that people are out there expressing themselves.
About 300 people gathered at the waterfront earlier today for the Green Party rally who then joined the rest of the crowd at the North Park Blocks.
Aside from the protestors, there are lots of cops, especially on bicycles. IMC observer noted several people on the roof of the Hilton with at least one rifle barrel showing. The military helicopter (hey, let's just call it Balfus)... so Balfus has been swooping around the crowd.
Only skirmish noted so far was an eager driver trying to inch their way through the crowd. The man got upset when he was stopped by some people from the crowd and started yelling.
OK, 800 AM is boring. What are all you office people listening to for news at work?