G20 Protest: 8

In Pittsburgh on September 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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The police stood in a loose rank along the perimeter of the park. Their numbers were few, and they looked casual, even bored. Theories abounded: The police would arrest us now. They wouldn’t let us leave the park. They were biding their time. They would tear-gas us at any moment…

But nobody really knew. Except for the police, of course. The protest route had been published in the newspaper. Organizers had been vocal about their plans. The police had enjoyed days of planning and strategy. No matter how clever the protesters fancied themselves, law enforcement called the shots.


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