The guys over at urbanvelo.org were wise to get out of there home town of Pittsburgh last weekend. The world’s leaders were gathered for the G20 summit and felt so threatened by a few people demonstrating these silly little things like their constitutional rights that they:
Called in 4000 police officers, used pepper spray, tear gas and sound cannons on people who weren’t even near the delegates.
If you want to protest in America these day’s under the supposed “Hope” and “Change” president Obama, you can expect tactics and behavior like this form law enforcement:
Police dressed in Camoflauge randomly kidnapping you:
Using you for a trophy photo:
(Video of this has been removed from Youtube because of police embarrassment)
and if there aren’t any demonstrators willing to riot…the cops will dress up like them and start the riots themselves:
Videos posted on I witness video
Hmmm, where else do we see behavior like this?
Funny how the teabaggers in DC and at townhall meetings weren’t harassed with firearms at their sides and holding signs like this:
Ah yes the first amendment.
Anyway, so Urbanvelo went to Interbike in Las Vegas and had some really amazing coverage of the bicycle industry’s largest convention:
Check it out here.
I hope Brad and Jeff had a little time for fun like it appears my man Steve did from all hail the black market.
who also had some great Interbike coverage, despite getting too drunk and loosin…I mean mistakenly loosing his camera.
Be on the look out for some sweet new t-shirts coming out: