So… I went to the protest today.
Well, first I went to Calumet to try out a photography vest. Decided not to get it ’cause they only had black (which can get really hot). I mainly want one so I don’t have to keep bringing bags.
There were several protesters on the bus I took to city hall. I arrived half an hour early but there was already a really large crowd.
There were a bunch of political and religious figures that gave speeches like Mark Leno or Amos Brown or the girl sent by Barbara Lee. There were also LGBT people including a hermaphrodite. For the most part, they tried to tell people to stop scapegoating other communities. I think it helped the message that some of the people up there were African-American preachers and gay mormons.
I went to get lunch when it was over at 12:45 (15 minutes overtime) and saw the protesters march past while I was eating. Went to get some books over at Japantown, then went back to downtown to go home and we hit the protesters who were basically marching on the streets and blocking traffic.
As I was heading to the Bart I saw a big crowd of people watching a performance by The Loyd Family Players. They took a 5 minute break but the police came and made them go away during their break.