still laughing | 17.10.2004 10:52
150 people (200 if you really want) decide to undemocratically, hierachically and in an authoritarian (top down) way disprut an anti capitlalist meeting involving 20,000 plus people from around the world.
It was not as reported on Indymedia "A spontaneous demonstration of about 250 people". It was announcd on Indymedia three days ago (you cant "organise" a spontaneous demo three days in advance".
It was a hissy fit, a tantrum, a performance and a farce.
The audience was not 'appreciative". They were bemused, confused and largely indiffent to this banal behaviour.
Like a grain of sand imagining it is the beach, 150 brave souls battled machine gun fire and enemy bombardment to storm the Palace and tell us who the real anticapitalists are (them).
So they marched up to the top of the hill (and the thousands of anticapitatlists), prevented a meeting to discuss stoping Fascism in Europe, had a little strop and marched back down the hill–and away from the real movement.
The Roma gypsies who were going to speak were especially pleased to see a bunch of masked up men in Black (wearing regulation fetish gear of ski masks) wreck their meeting. It made them feel right at home.
So 150 (or 200 if you must) vs 20,000. At least the grand old duke of York had ten thousand men.
But if you wanted to prove that you really are a bunch of sad and bitter Billy No Mates you did a very very good job.