Just back from the Cheney demo. It was OK – The Fossella group stayed behind the barriers and across the street from 740 Park Ave.
CodePink and Granny Peace Brigade would have none of that – went to the Park Ave. meridian to catch traffic going both ways. After a discussion of our rights, the police froze the zone – for all pedestrians – and we went to a corner of 71st St. Noticing pedestrians walking across, we went into plan B and decided to slowly walk across Park Ave, briefly remaining on the center median. Back and forth. This annoyed the police. When requested to go to the permitted area, we decided to go to 72nd St.
Stood on the meridian until the secret service informed us that we were loitering and had to keep moving. We realized that slowly walking back and forth across Park Ave was pretty effective. Caught many more pedestrians and lots of cross traffic. We were about 6 women and lots of pink.
– Barbara Harris
– photos, Eva-Lee Baird