G20 Protest: 7

In Pittsburgh on September 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

G-20 077

This was not a licensed protest. Organizers wanted pure, civil disobedience. A chance for everyone to wave signs and express outrage. But not everyone sees the same horizon. An older man screamed at an anti-abortion protester, spitting his rage. The duel was hardy even: The older man bore wide eyes and curled lips, but his voice was drowned out by the protester’s megaphone. I never saw the face of the protester, but he shared his banner with another protester — a young man, skinny and blond. His head was capped with a tri-quarter hat. Their sign read GOD BLESS AMERICA.

This was not a widespread sentiment.


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