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2020-06-07 12:19:42 AM  
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2020-06-07 12:21:24 AM  
seattle is bout to pop again
 
2020-06-07 12:21:34 AM  
protesters starting something in seattle. cops look ready to rush em, barricades being pushed
 
2020-06-07 12:22:09 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: I like information.I dislike misinformation.Sometimes folks are appreciative, other times folks prefer to debate.


I think I understand you better now.

You were describing the sides of a hypothetical debate, not taking the police side in this thread. I, and a few others I see, thought you were taking the Boogaloo/AltRight side.
 
2020-06-07 12:22:27 AM  
hearing lots of protesters pissed at being gassed earlier.
 
2020-06-07 12:22:47 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?


Does not appear to be anything in that one or the others I saw.  They all started with the horse already in movement, so I can't personally rule out something didn't happen off camera.  With the UK being the UK, there is probably video footage of everything from a CCTV.  The narrative is currently shifting on social media from a 'brick' to the bike, but I am not sure they align.

I did find a video of someone literally sending their bicycle into a mounted officer, along with numerous other objects being thrown.  I feel bad for the unprotected horses.
 
2020-06-07 12:23:39 AM  

Noctusxx: hearing lots of protesters pissed at being gassed earlier.


They were promised by the mayor and police chief they wouldn't be, 30 day ban. they're PISSED.
 
2020-06-07 12:24:09 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: DeathByGeekSquad: I like information.I dislike misinformation.Sometimes folks are appreciative, other times folks prefer to debate.

I think I understand you better now.

You were describing the sides of a hypothetical debate, not taking the police side in this thread. I, and a few others I see, thought you were taking the Boogaloo/AltRight side.


Absolutely not taking the side of the alt-right/boogaloo/facists/white supremacists.  Fark them.
 
2020-06-07 12:25:30 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: whitroth: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

I'm old enough (on Medicare), and moderately vulnerable, but couldn't stand it any more. My SO is very vulnerable, so couldn't go, but I was there. Based on far too many other protests, tens of thousands would be an undercount. Probably, given how it was all the hell over*, hundreds of thousands.

* I joined a march on H St. Wound up near 9th and Constitution. The crowd started moving again, but even with a mask, I was *not* going under an underpass, so headed back the other way... and there was *another* large march on Pennsylvania Ave.

I made sure to show to be near the federal security, police, and DEA whenever the march passed them, to show them the back of my sign: The Oath is to the Constitution, NOT to the Orange Hairball.

Please be extremely careful.  My folks were vulnerable/very vulnerable, and due to a required doctor's check-in (chemo related), they were exposed.  One ultimately didn't make it.  As big as these events are, and as meaningful as they may be, there are enough supportive actions that can be taken from the safety of your home.


It's been a long time for me since chemo. I really am only moderately at risk. My SO is, unfortunately, a lot more at risk. When I got home, it was walk in the door, strip, put clothes and hat in a trash bag, wipe down the belt, glasses, wallet, key wallet and shoes with alcohol, take a shower, then wash the clothes in the trash bag.
 
2020-06-07 12:25:35 AM  

Noctusxx: seattle is bout to pop again


I do not get why these protestors don't learn from Hong Kong more. They are slowly doing it with some things but the haven't learned to move quicker. Right now they are just standing in a line trying to wait things out. Disperse and meet up else where in the city. They see these lines building well keep rotating.
 
2020-06-07 12:25:56 AM  
Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.
 
2020-06-07 12:26:27 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?


I don't see the rock, but I also don't know why they are leaning to the left, or why the horse is bolting out of formation. I wish the video was longer because it clearly isn't enough of the story.
 
2020-06-07 12:27:18 AM  

BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.


Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.
 
2020-06-07 12:27:36 AM  
There's a lady speaking with a bullhorn at a protest in LA that just told the crowd about her history degree.   I came back after looking at some other stuff for a minute or two, and she was talking about her psychology degree.  Luckily, the bullhorn appears to be solar powered, and it is getting dark.
 
2020-06-07 12:27:45 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?

I don't see the rock, but I also don't know why they are leaning to the left, or why the horse is bolting out of formation. I wish the video was longer because it clearly isn't enough of the story.


The only longer video I could find was from farther down the street as the riderless horse ran over a pedestrian.
 
2020-06-07 12:28:42 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?

I don't see the rock, but I also don't know why they are leaning to the left, or why the horse is bolting out of formation. I wish the video was longer because it clearly isn't enough of the story.


Horse video cuts in after the throw happened, if the throw was real. They claim the horse was spooked, but we only saw it moving at a full pace.

A body cam might have seen something, does the UK have those?
 
2020-06-07 12:30:44 AM  
I could really go for a doughnut right now.
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2020-06-07 12:33:00 AM  

Noctusxx: BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.

Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.


they'd be up higher if they were there to make it bright.  This just makes it hard for the crowd to see.
 
2020-06-07 12:33:20 AM  

Kat09tails: I love this guy. He can be my friend.

https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/​1269010515965116416


The cop with the white police sign on his back at 11 seconds looks really dejected, like he's wondering where it all went wrong.
 
2020-06-07 12:34:59 AM  
 
2020-06-07 12:36:01 AM  
I can't make it out - what are the cops saying that got an instant F U response?
 
2020-06-07 12:36:35 AM  
Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?
 
2020-06-07 12:37:23 AM  

Tracianne: I can't make it out - what are the cops saying that got an instant F U response?


I think it was another "respect the fence" announcement
 
2020-06-07 12:37:36 AM  

BeesNuts: Noctusxx: BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.

Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.

they'd be up higher if they were there to make it bright.  This just makes it hard for the crowd to see.


Another angle shows no one staging behind them.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:16 AM  

libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?


I think that's now.  Are the spotlights on?  If so that's now.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:18 AM  

libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?


That's what I'm watching to.  He identified himself as a veteran, I think.  And he's giving them hell and they deserve it.

It's also firing up the crowd, and at least one of the cops.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:51 AM  

Greil: BeesNuts: Noctusxx: BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.

Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.

they'd be up higher if they were there to make it bright.  This just makes it hard for the crowd to see.

Another angle shows no one staging behind them.


That's reassuring.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:57 AM  

Epicedion: Tracianne: I can't make it out - what are the cops saying that got an instant F U response?

I think it was another "respect the fence" announcement


Thank you
 
2020-06-07 12:39:23 AM  

DOCTORD000M: libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?

I think that's now.  Are the spotlights on?  If so that's now.


OK, yeah they came on a bit ago.
 
2020-06-07 12:39:53 AM  
KOIN's feed just popped up and they're behind the cops looking at the fence in Portland.
https://www.koin.com/koin-live-stream​s​/
 
2020-06-07 12:40:34 AM  
It seems like all other cities are calm tonight.  First few nights it was crazy trying to watch all the streams at once.
 
2020-06-07 12:40:52 AM  

BeesNuts: libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?

That's what I'm watching to.  He identified himself as a veteran, I think.  And he's giving them hell and they deserve it.

It's also firing up the crowd, and at least one of the cops.


I can't tell what the PD is saying that they are saying bullshiat to.
 
2020-06-07 12:41:16 AM  
So this happened literally a mile from my house a couple hours ago...

https://twitter.com/GilbertPolice/sta​t​us/1269461551280541696?s=19

Gilbert Arizona, a super white, heavy Mormon presence, had a protest and the chief of police came out and keeled with the crowd.
 
2020-06-07 12:41:21 AM  

orezona: shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html

The Scout Snipers in the Marines really use the double lightning bolts as a symbol?

I wonder how many people who are Jewish serve in that detachment...?

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Maybe they're in the KISS army?
 
2020-06-07 12:41:23 AM  
No Jennies though unfortunately.
 
2020-06-07 12:42:00 AM  

libranoelrose: BeesNuts: libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?

That's what I'm watching to.  He identified himself as a veteran, I think.  And he's giving them hell and they deserve it.

It's also firing up the crowd, and at least one of the cops.

I can't tell what the PD is saying that they are saying bullshiat to.


They are saying to respect the fence line and they are there to protect them and thier rights to protest.  The crowds are responding with boos and "why did you gas us then"
 
2020-06-07 12:42:00 AM  

libranoelrose: BeesNuts: libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?

That's what I'm watching to.  He identified himself as a veteran, I think.  And he's giving them hell and they deserve it.

It's also firing up the crowd, and at least one of the cops.

I can't tell what the PD is saying that they are saying bullshiat to.


Announcement to please respect the police line.  They gassed them an hour or so ago for taking.a few steps over it.
 
2020-06-07 12:42:21 AM  

shastacola: Philadelphia. Damn.

https://twitter.com/2_drinkminimum/sta​tus/1269465995749425152


Thank you. I knew it was huge, but that video... Philly ex-pat here. That's the Ben Franklin Parkway, that runs from the Art Museum to city hall. Six lanes in the center, three more on either side. It was *explicitly* built to emulate the Champs-Élysées in Paris. That is HUNDREDS of thousands.
 
2020-06-07 12:42:26 AM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


Yes.  Yes, it is.
 
2020-06-07 12:42:44 AM  

libranoelrose: BeesNuts: libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?

That's what I'm watching to.  He identified himself as a veteran, I think.  And he's giving them hell and they deserve it.

It's also firing up the crowd, and at least one of the cops.

I can't tell what the PD is saying that they are saying bullshiat to.


Nothing other than asking people to respect the line. Long as that happens things should stay loud but ultimately peaceful, though i'm not liking a few of the officer's body language.
 
2020-06-07 12:42:53 AM  
Crowd in Seattle taunting the police line with doughnuts again.
 
2020-06-07 12:42:58 AM  
Oh man they did the donut fishing
 
2020-06-07 12:44:22 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Noctusxx: seattle is bout to pop again

I do not get why these protestors don't learn from Hong Kong more. They are slowly doing it with some things but the haven't learned to move quicker. Right now they are just standing in a line trying to wait things out. Disperse and meet up else where in the city. They see these lines building well keep rotating.


Just some thoughts that popped into my head after reading this

HK was pretty unified, there was one specific law everyone was opposing so it was possibly easier for them to consolidate and get coordination in place. There's nothing resembling organized effort really happening in Seattle.

If these chants of 'Every Day' are true (and I hope they are) then maybe some level of coherence and strategizing can start to take place. As it is now a lot of these folks are just people showing up to yell at the cops.

Another difference may be cultural. Maybe the HK protesters were more comfortable slotting into a role, taking assignments, listening to people with good ideas rather than those who happen to have a megaphone at any given time.

My concern is that the ones most willing to stand off against police all night are the same ones who won't take orders from anyone, cop or cohort.
 
2020-06-07 12:44:23 AM  

Tanqueray: That gonna leave a mark.


Geez. I'd read she fell from a spooked horse. But damn, she was smacked clean off by a light pole while the horse was running flat out.
I've had that happen, only with trees, not street lights and I didn't land on pavement. Ouch. 

Hope there are no serious brain or spinal injuries.
 
2020-06-07 12:44:39 AM  

Greil: libranoelrose: BeesNuts: libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?

That's what I'm watching to.  He identified himself as a veteran, I think.  And he's giving them hell and they deserve it.

It's also firing up the crowd, and at least one of the cops.

I can't tell what the PD is saying that they are saying bullshiat to.

Nothing other than asking people to respect the line. Long as that happens things should stay loud but ultimately peaceful, though i'm not liking a few of the officer's body language.


Eeeehhhhh

I dunno

The protestors walked the line back several blocks an hour or so ago.

I think someone up thread mentioned that they are backed in to their precinct now?
 
2020-06-07 12:45:28 AM  

Boo_Guy: KOIN's feed just popped up and they're behind the cops looking at the fence in Portland.
https://www.koin.com/koin-live-streams​/


I can't go to bed without checking on my Jens!

Thanks man
 
2020-06-07 12:45:55 AM  
Cops are complaining about laser pointers from the crowd
 
2020-06-07 12:46:49 AM  

Noctusxx: Cops are complaining about laser pointers from the crowd


Sounds like an excuse to clear the crowd.
 
2020-06-07 12:47:20 AM  

Noctusxx: Cops are complaining about laser pointers from the crowd


Not gonna call BS exactly, just that lasers tend to light cameras the fark up.
 
2020-06-07 12:47:59 AM  

DOCTORD000M: Noctusxx: Cops are complaining about laser pointers from the crowd

Sounds like an excuse to clear the crowd.


Just realized, the NG was here a nit ago. the bike cops got pushed behind them in fact. where are they now?
 
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