This was the scene outside my office today after the anti-war march at the Republican National Convention turned a bit ugly. “Ohio” from CSN&Y kept running through my mind as I watched the National Guard guys put on their gas masks and grab their riot shields. They were actually standing three deep in the photo above to keep the protesters from advancing down the street a block to the convention site. I got a pretty good whiff of pepper spray as the cops and National Guard sprayed a steady stream of the stuff to disperse the crowd. I’ll tell you: It’s not as good without the tacos….

After some minor damage, a few skirmishes and temporary blocking of streets, the excitement settled down about 9 this evening. I’ll bring you more tomorrow, if we have any more mayhem to report.

Posted by Art