Thursday during G20. There was not as much going on downtown as I hoped, but in other parts of the city, there was major drama. In Lawrencville, mass mob of people clashed with police, elsewhere businesses got windows busted. Here in Oakland, on Pitt's campus at around midnight, there was a riot and police threw teargas (I was not there, just what I heard). Also, Obama's motorcade held up the bus I was on for 15-20 minutes in downtown.
And this morning, as I was trying to get to the only class that I had (Spanish, ruined my potential 4 day weekend), there was a crowd of people walking down 5th Ave towards downtown.
We begin with photos of downtown, without protesters. Streets were empty and some businesses were closed and boarded up:
Just admiring the architecture:
The three T subway stations were closed, trains only came into downtown as far as First Ave Station (this is Gateway Plaza):
Now, the protests. I saw two, one for Tibet's freedom from China, and one for the legalization of Weed
This guy seconds before I could snap this pic was walking like a Nazi hailing Hitler: