Friday, November 11, 2016

Asked and answered

The marching orders came down:
The first order of business, however, is to grieve, to rage, to confess confusion, to shake with fear. Only when we let ourselves feel fully do we free our minds enough to think clearly about what is next. 
That's the order of Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis. And the order was fulfilled:
Several thousand anti-Trump protesters blocked Interstate 94 in Minneapolis for about an hour Thursday night, causing a major traffic backup in both directions.

From about 8 to 9 p.m., throngs of protesters who had marched onto the heavily traveled road after a rally at the University of Minnesota chanted and hoisted signs, some of them sitting on the road, others locking arms and facing lines of police officers. They eventually left the freeway via Cedar Avenue.
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D'you know that you can use it?

Expect a lot of use in the coming days. And don't expect the instructions from Mayor Hodges to get any more helpful.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

I'm thinking if the mayor is going to interrupt state commerce by allowing highways to be blocked, maybe the legislature can say "thank you" by cutting funding to the city. Tired.of.this.nonsense.