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from Oddly Enough Blog:
I've blogged before about how today's protesters just don't seem to be as dedicated as they were back in the day. I'm starting to think they're not as bright as they used to be, either.
This anarchist is making a Molotov cocktail, a basic tool of the anarchy game. But then, in the bottom photo, he HANDS the fricking thing to a SECURITY GUARD, to be passed along to an ambassador, who's supposed to give it to protesters in Greece!
There is so much wrong with that, I don't know where to begin!
"Lonnie, don't forget to tell the ambassador to keep this thing upright. Maybe put in some extra gas, in case it leaks out in his suitcase.
"Ask the guard when he thinks this will be delivered. And Lonnie, don't give him your real name. We don't want them to suspect us."
from Our Take on Your Take:
It's a rare moment for us to get so many great pictures from one event. Diego Uriarte managed to get up close and personal with these protesters in Mexico, close enough to capture the faces of the police as they reacted to the demonstrators.
from Tales from the Trail:
Sarah Miller of Eagan, Minnesota, a single mom and college student, talks about goals of protesters at the Republican National Convention, and the likelihood of further violence as the convention draws to a close.
After this video was filmed on Thursday afternoon, several hundred anti-war protestors had hoped to march to the convention hall to confront Republicans, but were blocked by police clad in riot gear on a bridge several blocks away.
from From Reuters.com:
Reuters Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. The following video is from Kelly Nuxoll, a correspondent for Huffington Post's Off the Bus.
Nuxoll interviews Anne Toepel, a 41-year-old elementary school teacher who founded the Denver-Boulder chapter of Code Pink, which has built its reputation protesting the Iraq war.
from Changing China:
Remember the Black Power salutes from the podium in Mexico 1968?
The 2008 Beijing Olympics medal ceremonies might not produce anything to match that, but there has been no shortage of drama so far.
In the full emotional spectrum, we have had:
Anger - Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian stormed off the podium to dump his bronze on the mat in a protest against referees.