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sticking it to the man. Or something. "This is what democracy looks like!"
Yesterday, as the Philadelphia Phillies hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, anti-corporate protesters occupied the Brooklyn Bridge. Over 700 protesters were arrested but not the young man I encountered in a bar about three-quarters of mile south of the East River crossing. He reported that he climbed from the roadway to the pedestrian path in the center of the bridge and escaped. Done with anarchy, at least for the time being, he was rooting for his home-town Phillies to win.
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allowed today's topic to corrupt my usual respect for intellectual property.
It was all so incredibly naïve; I didn't know what to say. The police, like the Phillies, came to win. Today it was revealed that the protesters had been warned they risked arrest if they did not disperse. If you were in the middle of the pack, and thought the First Amendment allowed you to express yourself however you pleased, you probably missed that announcement. You also missed the first game between the Phillies and the Cardinals, as well as the resumption of Game 1 between the Yankees and the Tigers. I did not.
Video from The New York Times' City Room blog.