Oi! Demonstrations!{0}

It has been a very odd day. Recall the thing about pro-life (anti-abortion/anti-choice) and pro-choice I posted yesterday? The demonstrations were today.

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Pro-”Life”

We were asked (kindly) to join the pro-choice side, and we did (really, all we did was to put the yellow “7 years for rape, 14 years for abortion?” sticker on our sweaters). The crowds were ridiculously large (particularly so on the anti-abortion side); there were riot-police present; several police helicopters; mounted police, and paddy-wagons aplenty. The pics do not adequately display the numbers present.

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I <3 the guy in the white tee (smiling, left in the pic).

I <3 the guy smiling!  (left in pic).

Yup.

Yup.

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Many (and I mean *Many*) of the pro-lifers brought their kids to the demonstration. What a horrible thing to do to a child. A 1-6 year old does not understand why the adults are angry and they do not understand demonstrations. They don't understand why adults are yelling at each other, but they sure experience/understand fear (and the subsequent trauma). CruelCruelCruel. I understand that bringing  your child emphasizes your stance, but really?  For shame.

Kids everywhere..

Many (and I mean *Many*) of the pro-lifers brought their kids to the demonstration. What a horrible thing to do to a child. A 1-6 year old does not understand why the adults are angry with each  other. They do not understand demonstrations. They don’t understand why adults are yelling at each other, but they sure experience and understand fear.
CruelCruelCruel. I understand that bringing your child emphasizes your stance, but really?
For shame.

I am tired now so i’ll continue tomorrow.