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Old 09-23-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Why fear the protesters when it's the police who ususally incite riots?
Well, that is part of why I didn't say the fear of the police has gotten hysterical. Generally, outside of the limited circles of people who follow these things closely, I think most of the populace is much more afraid of the protestors than the police, which as you note is not entirely rational in light of the recent history of these events.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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No real problems out here yet. I would say those who closed today were overdoing it. But then that is probably helping things be easier for those of us who were here. I even drove right under the convention center like normal. Through the window upstairs looked like they were setting up food, probably for media.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Tiny bit of info on rolling roadblocks for the Parkway West. A couple of motorcades coming through tonight, apparently, well, one already and one still to come around 9:00. No times for tomorrow yet. Rolling roadblocks for G-20 dignitaries begin on Parkway West - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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on kdka they're saying that it seems there are going to be a lot less out of town protesters than expected.

maybe this isn't the rebirth of the anti-globalization movement after all! or maybe the police & local media don't know how to track an influx of anarcho crusty hippies, i dunno. WATCH THE RAILZ!!
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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on kdka they're saying that it seems there are going to be a lot less out of town protesters than expected.

maybe this isn't the rebirth of the anti-globalization movement after all! or maybe the police & local media don't know how to track an influx of anarcho crusty hippies, i dunno. WATCH THE RAILZ!!
I saw that report as well. So far the authorities are far out numbering the protesters. They also mentioned that when large demonstrations like this occur most oF the participants are already in town by now, though we still may see an influx tomorrow. One reason they said may be contributing to the low protester turn out is the economy.....how ironic.

What Green Peace did today was brave. However, do you think they realize what kind of environmentally hazardous chemicals and processes go into making a sign like that? They are some of the biggest hypocrites around.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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What Green Peace did today was brave. However, do you think they realize what kind of environmentally hazardous chemicals and processes go into making a sign like that? They are some of the biggest hypocrites around.
I agree, DD, but give them some credit. They rappelled off a bridge, hung a sign, and filled out the arrest forms for the police while they were hanging down there. Yeah, maybe someone could have got hurt driving over the bridge, but luckily nothing happened.

That's the way to get attention without causing damage.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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I wonder how much more carbon was added to the atmosphere by motorists stuck in traffic or taking alternate routes?
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Missed this update on protests yesterday: The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: G-20 Protest Updates

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Old 09-23-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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I agree, DD, but give them some credit.
I did, I said they were brave
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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...and filled out the arrest forms for the police while they were hanging down there.
Really? I haven't seen the news....
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