Nov. 9, 2007 at 12:56pm
Here are a few pics of the protest activity downtown. Overall, there's a crowd of 50-75 max protesters marching down Pacific. There's nothing going on in Tollefson Plaza currently and it looks like they made stops at corporate spots like the Wells Fargo Plaza and in front of the old California Bank building. TPD is out with groups ready to go in riot gear (with what look like broom stick handle batons). Most folks standing around outside nearby business just look amused more than anything. There was even a new helicopter hovering around 11am when the protests were slated to start but they left nearly right away. If it ain't news they won't cover it.
Shutting downtown Tacoma they have not. Traffic and construction itself have slowed Pacific but that's nothing unusual for lunch time during the work week.
Nada in the plaza
Normal lunchtime traffic
TPD in riot gear
There they are!
Update (2007-11-09 @ 2:25pm)
Erik sent over these shots from his cellphone. I especially like the last one.
comments  | posted under downtown, protests, tacomaComments
by NineInchNachos on 11/9/2007 @ 1:15pm
my protest photos not as good.
by thriceallamerican on 11/9/2007 @ 1:36pm
|Hey, I'm visible in the NiN photo set.
Looks like after heading back to Tollefson for a while, they've headed back north again. Hopefully they aren't too disappointed that everybody went back inside. They'll be really disappointed tomorrow morning when they realize they're the only people downtown...
by jenyum on 11/9/2007 @ 2:06pm
|Not even a mention on NWCN, and they were already in Tacoma for the sentencing hearings, which was the lead news story.|
by thriceallamerican on 11/9/2007 @ 2:38pm
|We have an arrest...Wells Fargo Plaza. The show has begun?|
by Annie J on 11/9/2007 @ 2:49pm
|They were in front of the county city building about 30 minutes ago. It took me a while to figure out what was going on.|
by thriceallamerican on 11/9/2007 @ 2:50pm
|No, never mind, that show ended quickly enough...|
by intacoma on 11/9/2007 @ 2:52pm
|It is pretty crazy downtown now :P|
by jenyum on 11/9/2007 @ 3:04pm
Next time they should just tell everyone it's a huge outdoor all ages show, then the media will be sure to come out to see what those crazy Tacoma kids are up to, now.
by intacoma on 11/9/2007 @ 4:33pm
|The Media was there just no things on fire to report, or a shooting...|
by KevinFreitas on 11/9/2007 @ 6:51pm
|Not a bloody thing happening downtown right now. Just drove through and there's not a lick of activity anywhere along Pacific save for regular weekend evening bustle. Since protesters are trying to make a political statement I say their window of opportunity is past.|
by Erik on 11/9/2007 @ 8:29pm
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!