Friday, September 5, 2008

More RNC protests

Tonight's protest wasn't as fun-filled as Monday, but after watching the news tonight, I'm glad I left when I did. It is rather frightening seeing hundreds of officers in their turtle costumes with tear gas guns pointed right in your direction from all sides, ready to pull the trigger at any moment. Also kind of scary to see half the protest attendees (press included) with scarves or masks of their own, knowing they were more than likely going to come in handy. About 200 arrests were made after demonstrators (photo journalists included) were finally chased onto a bridge and surrounded from both sides. Not many actual protest photos here because I was keeping my distance for the right reasons, but here are some I liked. The march started at the State Capitol. It might go without saying, but click on them to see the best results please!

He has a permit.

"The law stinks!"

The highlight for me was when Triumph the Insult Dog drove by, yelling out the window at everyone. It didn't even occur to me that this was really him until I saw that it was indeed Robert Smigel behind the puppet. Unfortunately, I didn't think fast enough and this was the best shot I could get. I'll definitely be watching for this on Conan. Apparently Triumph has been reporting for Late Night from the RNC all week.

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