26 August 2008
Democracy in Denver Update
So much for peaceful demonstrations and respectful police. The AP reports that 100 people were arrested during a melee with cops yesterday about a mile from the convention hall. Meanwhile, in what looks like a separate incident outside a hotel, bystanders including an Albany county legislator were pepper sprayed as police tried to disperse a group determined to confront delegates. The protesters appear to be anti-war elements (some call themselves "anti-fascists" but appear to be in the wrong country). That makes the suggestion I was going to make an unlikely one: if they want to be left in peace, they should threaten to vote for Senator McCain.