Redheaded Blackbelt has extensive coverage of yesterday’s events.  Apparently another demonstrator is set for today at 3:00.

There were a few intense moments, including a red jeep being driven over two demonstrators.  No buildings burned or anything.  Only verbal arguments between police and demonstrators that I can see.  No reported arrests.  Basically the group wandered up and down 4th and 5th streets blocking traffic resulting in some frustrated as well as supportive drivers.

I’m not sure what the goal is other than to express the anger of those demonstrating.  I’ve never been a fan of demonstrations which impact/punish working people as opposed to the powerful who could actually make a difference.  On the other hand, the demonstrations are getting coverage.  But it seems like we’re having more debates about demonstration violence, looting, and arson than police brutality and racism.

It also appears that provocateurs are involved – reminiscent of the Cointelpro years.