|More spectators than protesters by far|
|The speakers on a truck in the street|
|A sock seller stops to watch|
|A photographer works no man's land|
|Police line and tear gas gun|
|There's the water truck, again|
|Selling washclothes to cover your face against tear gas|
The cops chased groups around side street for another 30 minutes, firing more teargas affecting many people downtown who weren't involved at all (Yes, myself included). The streets were filled with people talking afterwards, but it felt more like excitement than anger. And given the dissonance between media coverage and participation, it feels like the passivity will allow President Wade to continue restricting opposition with impunity. I guess the Occupy Wall Street movement wasn't much more successful maintaining its platforms for protest, either.