2008 Postcards from the Protest
posted by September 1 at 13:21 PMon
It was mostly peaceful. Seven people got arrested, including a septuagenarian surgeon.
This lady sang improvised gospel songs on an anti-war theme:
These guys were ready to rumble. No rumbling was needed:
These kids briefly blocked an intersection, then surrounded a police car, but were charged by cops on horses. They kept shouting: “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re anarchists, we’ll fuck shit up.”
One of the group, a feisty lesbian, charged one of of the Phelps “God-hates-fags” people. (They were there claiming “McCain loves fags.”) The cops broke it up, and the feisty lesbian shouted, “I’m staying right here and when this is over, I’m going to kick your ass.” I didn’t stick around to see if she was as good as her word.
Mostly, it was really fucking hot: