A funny thing happened at a 2nd Amendment "open carry" rally at the state capitol. A protester wearing a sidearm was told to remove the stick on his sign. "You can have guns, but no sticks" say the capitol police.
My girlfriend has been down at Wall Street for the past few weeks (intermittently) with the 8x10, taking portraits. I will post a link when she puts them up. There is a surprising diversity in the crowd that is really refreshing to see.
The coolest thing I witnessed was the "human microphone." They're not allowed to have any amplification devices, so for a couple of purposes (a poetry reading, and some dispute over leadership) they had a setup where a chorus of people in the crowd would repeat every phrase uttered by the speaker.
"i just want to say ..."
"I JUST WANT TO SAY ..."
"that we need to focus on the following issues ..."
"THAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUES ..."
It was a pretty brilliant solution, and also gave all the proceedings a kind of mythic scop, like individuals getting backed by a whole Greek chorus. I'm sure they learned this from other similar groups, but I'd never seen it before.
By the way, here is the photgrapher's web site: http://suzannafinley.com/