i was reading an article this morning about retrofitting some of the larger buildings in the financial district - the reporter didn't quite say that entrances were modified to limit protesters' access, but the implication was strong. they did mention that demonstration protocols overlapped with earthquake safety - i found that rather interesting. get under a table and ride it out - that sort of thing just happens here.

joe and i found ourselves in the middle of an SFPD convention at a coffeehouse downtown, maybe an hour after most of the marchers' arrests. i don't usually identify with demonstrators, but these officers were throwing back frappuccinos and talking about kids they'd tempted from the sidewalk and hauled away. what should i have done there? what would you do?

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