Random tweets from yesterday's marches
My excitement was minimal for a few reasons: (1) The involvement of King Rat, Al Sharpton; (2) the all-too-evident desire of Sharpton's buddy in the White House, and Democrats generally, to drive the protest movement safely into a ditch; (3) skepticism of "marches" generally (see under Iraq); and (4) a general sense that the action is in the Midwest, in St. Louis, which is where the new and interesting work is being done, instead of on the coasts (San Francisco, New York, Washington DC). For example, if you think about two original tactics that surfaced this time, die-ins and freeway blockages, both of those originated from St Louis, and both scale continentally in a way that tactics developed for non-sprawl areas (like San Francisco, New York, and Washington DC) do not.
So here's a random selection of tweets. But first, Al Sharpton on his way home:
— Dr. Cornel Fresh (@WyzeChef) December 13, 2014
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 13, 2014
Neat image and graphics.
— Conflict News (@rConflictNews) December 13, 2014
Smart and non-violent. Also disables the vehicle.
One of the key differences that I've noted re: STL protesting vs. other cities is that in STL we are always prepared to be gassed. #Ferguson
— deray mckesson (@deray) December 13, 2014
Of course, there's a "We are too!" thread after this tweet, but in general, the Ferguson marches and marchers were hard core.
— Fashionista.com (@Fashionista_com) December 13, 2014
Pretty cool. The Sunday dinner food trucks for the New York protests were funded by "Chrissy Teigen," whoever she is, and good for her.