Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Protest and Action Plans

Updated 9:00AM 6/3/2014: I have removed a significant amount of content from this entry, which renders the blog title somewhat problematic, but I think it's better to do so these 3-1/2 years after the fact.

Devonshire Place as seen from Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 2:23PM, Jan. 29, 2011. It was a suddenly sunny but still chilly January day. Someone very important to K. used to live up there but has recently moved away.

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I just returned from a trek up to the Van Ness part of D.C. where I viewed an efficiency in a building I like. I'm going to move there in early March. I then walked all the way back to my apt. via Adams Morgan and the Harris Teeter grocery store. It is about a 2-1/2 mile walk and it was during it that I took some of the pictures posted in this blog entry.

While walking down Connecticut Avenue this afternoon (Jan. 29, 2011) past the UDC - Van Ness campus, I chanced across a noisy group of protesters calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

Egypt, especially Cairo, is in the
throes of anti-Mubarak protests and riots that have turned deadly, and this was a noisy but peaceful sympathetic one, I guess.

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Some more images of the protest that I took ...

Here the protesters -- with a lead and trailing MPD police escort -- spill onto Connecticut Avenue from Van Ness Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 2:04PM, Jan. 29, 2011.

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Here the protesters were actually marching down Connecticut Avenue, NW, blocking southbound traffic. I figured I wouldn't be getting an L2 bus anytime soon, so I just started walking.

The mostly young crowd was chanting various things in caller-response way to a guy with a mic including a syllable-challenged adaption of an oldie: "Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Mu-BAR-ak's got to go!"

How long has Hosni Mubarak been leader of Egypt? I think since 1981 when Sadat was killed. That's 30 years -- except it seems, like, 150 years.

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One last protest picture along Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 2:07PM, Jan. 29, 2011.

The protesters were actually marking from the Egyptian Embassy, which is located behind the UDC - Van Ness campus. Of note, it is also located literally right next to the Israeli Embassy.

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The snowy depths of Klingle Valley Park -- a finger of the larger Rock Creek Park system -- as it runs underneath Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 2:21PM, Jan. 29, 2011. The Wed. night - Thursday "thunder snow" storm dropped 5 to 10 inches of snow region-wide.

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Another view of snow-covered Klingle Valley Park from Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 2:22PM, Jan. 29, 2011.

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Rock Creek Parkway as it disappears into a tunnel as seen from the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge that carries Calvert Street over the roadway and the Rock Creek itself, Washington, D.C., 2:39PM, Jan. 29, 2011


The Crayola-colorful set of row houses along (the 2500 block?) of Cliffbourne Place, NW, Washington, D.C., 2:43PM, Jan. 29, 2011.

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As for my dad, he has decided NOT to move to the Delaware shore and will be staying in Florida -- but possibly farther north in the St. Augustine area as close to the beach as he can afford. I think that's a better idea.

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My next planned update won't be until about Tuesday or Wednesday.

--Regulus

5 comments:

fifi said...

oh and I have been in your hemisphere, and i saw lots and LOTS of snow!

Regulus said...

You should look at my Arcturus blog to get a better sense of it all.

Yes, I knew you went to Hokkaido Island to go skiing and saw lots of snow ... but that's not quite the same weather pattern as here 8,000 miles away.

fifi said...

but it's winter, like you.....

concerned citizen said...

Hi Arc!
What the heck? I was coming over here to tell you I missed you & Bryan, & you're ranting on about something...as usual. :) But, that's what I love about you, consistency. I especially like that you are still hanging in there.

concerned citizen said...

Concerned citizen! Crap! it's me Rita!