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I didn't get arrested or teargassed...

I headed down to downtown St. Paul after work today to try to get standby tickets for The Daily Show. The line was too long for me to make it in though. *sigh* I might try again tomorrow afternoon.

When I headed out after that I saw a crowd at the capitol building so I parked and wandered over with my camera. It was a peaceful anti-war demonstration. When it was time for them to disperse when the permit expired at 5pm they started marching toward the XCel Center. The police blocked them at the bridge and didn't let them go any further. I took some pictures and then headed home.

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And here's a link to the STrib article about where I was.


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This guy was actually on stilts. The other people behind him are standing 2 feet off the ground on the edge of the bridge.
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dibsy
Sep. 5th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
What's pwarg?

Great pictures. Seriously great pictures. Do you mid if I post one or two of them? With full credit, obviously.

Edited at 2008-09-05 02:59 am (UTC)
hellziggy
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
pwarg: It's what happens when you have a war on top of parking. *grin*

*blush* Thanks, honey!
And yes, you can post them. They're on Flickr, so you can link them from there.
ninja_tech
Sep. 5th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Those are great pictures! Thank you for posting them! I've decided to stay away from St. Paul for a couple more days. I generally don't like large crowds...
hellziggy
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
I usually stay away from St. Paul just cuz it's the wrong side of town. hee hee.
gileswench
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Wow. Intense images.

Best of luck getting in to the Daily Show. If it ever comes here, I'm definitely going.
hellziggy
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
It was very peaceful overall. I never really felt unsafe.

I ♥ Jon Stewart. Hopefully I can get in tomorrow.
scubagrrl
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Wow. They sure are loaded. Nice pictures, though.

Good luck on the Daily Show tickets!!! I want to hear all about it when you get in!
hellziggy
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)

I soooooo want to see The Daily Show. I lurve Jon!
pseudovillain
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
HOLY CRAP!

Dude, check out the horse's goggles. hehehehe
hellziggy
Sep. 5th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Goggles & ankle protection! I really dug the horses outfits too.
thatotherperv
Sep. 6th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
on the upside, I like the little visors they give the police horses. I've never seen that before. I'm glad their eyes are getting protected <3
hellziggy
Sep. 15th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I really like the horse visors too. They also have protection wrapped around their ankles.
illuminated_sin
Sep. 14th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
Wow, great pictures! :D Thanks for sharing them with us.
hellziggy
Sep. 15th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad you liked them.
genevra
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Damn, girl! Those pictures rock!

(How'd I miss this post???)
genevra
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Seriously. You ought to think about becoming a news photographer.
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