I showed up at the park blocks and listened to the speakers and marched with the main crowd until finished. I was greatly disappointed in my fellow liberals/progressives because obviously there was no direct action at all planned. Why have a march unless you back it up with direct action?
I followed the Black Bloc crowd through downtown and waited with them at the Justice Center facing off the goons. I finally called it quits at 8:10 PM, primarily because my handy-cam ran out of power. I gained a whole lot of respect for these young anarchists as I filmed them and the police during the marching and the arrests at the Justice Center.
During the three separate "surges" against us on the sidewalk by the goons I almost felt the same nervous excitement that I felt at Peoples Park in Berkeley during the early seventies. Some of my video didn't come out good because my hand kept shaking. But I stood my ground with the young anarchists, even at the curb, showing my solidarity. I am very proud of you all for not only the restraint you used but the balsy courage each and every one of you showed. You know what it means to engage in direct action, even if my fellow liberals do not.