Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Protest

Downtown San Francisco, where my office sits, is awash in protesters today. The Olympic Torch makes its only appearance in North America here today and after the chaos in Paris and London over it earlier this week, the cops here seem to expect riots. To avert trouble, they've abandoned the original course, which was along the waterfront near here and instead hightailed it over to Van Ness Avenue and now seem to be headed towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Since the the original route drew all the protesters down here, the approach to the Bay Bridge is all snarled up and now going off towards the Golden Gate has closed that, so all the main ways out of town are shut down. I am so glad I took the subway this morning. Free Tibet.

4 comments:

  1. Free Tibet?
    No kidding?
    Here we need a coupon.

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  2. I'm sorry, that was a typo. I meant to say "Tree Fibet".

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  3. I was late for work today due to a "The World's Largest Prison: China" protest today.

    On Avenue Road in Toronto, a gazillion miles away from the Olympic torch.

    I predict something really dreadful this year. mark my words.

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