Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Anti-China Protests in San Francisco.

As scores of San Francisco police officers corralled protesters into a narrow area in front of city hall Tuesday afternoon, a neo-hippie San Franciscan — five-day-old shadow, knit cap, backpack — chatted up one of the on-edge cops. “This has got to be better than the Iraq (war) protests, huh?” he said brightly.

“None of them bother me,” the burly officer responded brusquely.

“Yeah, but these people are peaceful,” said Neo-Hippie. “The Iraq protesters were all anti-American and violent.”

I had to pinch myself. I was standing next to the conversation, smack dab in the center of America’s Leftist Capital, and voices of reason were ringing out all around me.

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