Saturday, October 5, 2013

Update - no arrests

No arrests, mostly because the 25 protesters did what the police told them to do, which was to go ahead with the road block but stop every three minutes or so to let traffic past.  It was strangely disempowering to be following the directions of the police but at least there was no kettling or, as I said, arrests.

I don't love road blocks, I realize there is a history, but people seemed mostly annoyed, and it is not really the point. I like standing in the streets being for something, not against something. But it was good to meet the kindred spirits also willing to stand. I felt like I couldn't really tell anyone that I wasn't against capitalism, but never you mind. All is well. Off to second birthday party now.

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