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Post G20 Reactions from Pittsburgh

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For some Pittsburghers, it was a rude awakening to see film footage of police battling activists and students in Oakland during the G-20 summit. But for Dan McCloskey, the wake-up call came a few days earlier: at around 1:30 in the morning on Sept. 21.

McCloskey woke up that night to a chorus of slamming doors. When he peered out the window of his attic bedroom to scan Lawrenceville’s Carnegie Street, the 22-year-old recalls, “Cop cars were stretched bumper to bumper the entire block. A flashlight hit my face, and a cop yelled, ‘There’s someone in the attic!’”

Read the entire article in the Pittsburgh City Paper.

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4 Comments

  1. erokOctober 2, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    nice product placement

  2. Ghost RiderOctober 2, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Yay! Another jack-booted thug article. I hope my city never hosts a G-20 (or any other) summit. Too much trampling of rights for my taste…

  3. JeffSOctober 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    What rights?

    All events like this point out is that you don’t HAVE any rights.

  4. jamesmallonOctober 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    We have what few rights parceled out so we don’t cut their throats in the night: that’s how every civilization works. FDR got that, and stopped people from going hungry enough to cut the throats of people like himself. That lesson, like how building up a country like Germany or Japan after the war quashes insurgencies, is a lesson that’s going to get taught again.

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