Lady Logician is outdoors watching the demonstrators. They were licensed to demonstrate from 11 to 2PM and they persist in staying put.
Riot police are moving in.
Note also that the area is heavily guarded with police on foot, motorcycles and horses.
2″Update from Lady Logician:
The police are allowing the demonstrators to stay. The demonstration is now in front of the Excel center and not moving.
Some of the demonstrators have put their signs over the fence.
Lady Logician has seen a couple of upside-down American flags, and the crowd is chanting “Peace now.”
The crowd dissipated, with no incident.
We’re about to leave the Excel Center and go to dinner. Will follow up later.
I had dinner with Swift of True North, and during the afternoon there were some 4,000 demonstrators who broke a couple of windows, but it wasn’t generalized.
All the bridges in the area were closed.
The bus I was riding was hit with cement bags that the anarchists were throwing off the overpasses down on the interstate. The anarchists missed the bus in front of us and nailed our bus with a direct hit.