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Response to antiquie (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:51 AM

5. I joined with more than 1,000 of "my closest friends" in a protest that wildly exceeded expectations

WOW! The protest was a HUGE success, and may have been the largest Black Friday Wal-Mart protest in the country!

I need to put up a report and photo thread, but I'm still too wiped out to think about that--or to face the task of culling my 127 photos down to a reasonable number to post. I don't even know how I'm even staying up right now.

This was the Paramount, CA protest at which 9 protesters--including a retired pastor--were arrested. DUer Fire Walk With Me posted a thread focusing on a photo of the pastor's arrest:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021874379

For anyone who may be interested, my 127-photo album from the protest is here (best viewed as a slideshow):

http://s948.photobucket.com/albums/ad321/pinboy3niner/WalMart%20Strike_Paramount%20CA%2011_23_12/

I'm not a good photographer, and mainly tried to focus on the diversity of the individuals and groups participating in the protest. In addition, I photographed the arrests as the L.A. County Sheriff's Department executed them.

When I say I'm not a good photographer, I'm not kidding. After it was over and protesters gradually were dispersing, I was sitting on the grass by the main entrance to W-M's parking lot when, suddenly, a Sheriff's Dept. truck with riot gear-clad deputies hanging off the sides passed RIGHT in front of me. It would have made for a great photo, but I fumbled for the camera I'd already put away in my backpack and by the time I got to it, the best I could do was a long shot of the back of the vehicle before it disappeared from view...



C'est la vie...

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