Standing in front of the line of riot cops was another line of middle-aged men.
They were there, one man said, to provide a buffer between the police and the congregated citizens.
“If there was no buffer, the situation could escalate like it did yesterday,” one man said.
“Yesterday was a day for the community’s voice to be heard,” he said when I remarked that the difference between last night and tonight was astounding.
“Today, it’s being heard in a different way.””
Image taken by Van Applegate
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