Photos from Thursday's Anti-G20 "People's Uprising"
after going only about 5 blocks toward downtown, pittsburgh police formed a blockade featuring an LRAD sonic weapon alternating between deafening sirens and dispersal orders. about the LRAD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Acoustic_Device
soon thereafter marchers split in several different directions. members of a black bloc threw dumpsters and other objects in the streets and eluded hundreds of police, despite being desperately outnumbered.
and many continued elsewhere in the city, where some corporate shop windows were broken and riot lines formed again. the vast majority of the demonstrations did not involved property destruction, and we witnessed no violence from protesters was witnessed.
hundreds of local and Maryland police formed lines on 4 cross streets of Baum Boulevard, restricting traffic long after demonstrators left. After the afternoon demonstrations, 23 arrests had been confirmed.
this man (in mask)was detained by police shortly after the BMW window was broken. he walked across the KFC parking lot as a riot line marched down the sidewalk; police charged him and he put his hands up and dropped the water bottle he was holding. police gave him the OK to leave, but as he was doing so a loose cannon commander came from another direction and detained the man. the commander screamed at the man and nearby media and observers, threatening all with a trespassing arrest. eventually, the man was able to leave without giving an ID (he wasn't carrying one).
smoke bombs at liberty and baum blvd
photos below by haloka and g
unpermitted march at arsenal park - tons of media
this was the second police blockade of several hundred officers, 2-3 blocks behind the first blockade w/ LRAD... just in case the march got through, i guess. it didn't.
this guy in a cow suit stopped the advancing police in back by dancing in the middle of the street, attracting a gaggle of 15-20 journalists. meanwhile, the march behind the camera advanced 2-3 blocks and escaped the cops.