The G-20 protests started over last weekend and look like they’ll pick up over the next few days as dignitaries and national media arrive in Pittsburgh.
I walked downtown today to check out a protest calling for increased funding for AIDS medication. It was interesting and I met some nice folks who feel very strongly that governments should be doing more to help those with HIV and AIDS.
The police were watchful, but kept their distance.
Later I went to Friendship Park to photograph an event billed as a gathering of Anarchists. It was very much a Summer of Love type of event. There were a few speakers, a lot of reunions of people from out of town, and a pot-luck dinner for anybody who cared to join in.
All in all, a very peaceful day. It remains to be seen how the rest of the week turns out, but so far things have been pretty low key.