Just off the street, here's a first look at the delicious Rally held in NYC in Support of Denmark - organized by Snark Smith -a lovelier group of freedom lovers you will never meet. So lovely in fact, someone was kind enough to serve Havarati cheese and crackers. So great.And so polite.
Large cross section of people that never protest, were not bussed in, came out on their own volition. In other words, these were not pros. As one woman pointed out to me, many of the attendees had never been to a protest or rally before. This was not staged. Grass Roots at the root.Bitter cold too.
More Video to follow........gotta get home
And while the rally started off slow, it was a good strong turnout, thats Judith of KesherTalk holding the sign.
Lisa Vincent, Iraq War blogger- StevenVincent's widow (see left sidebar under True Heros) and make sure you catch her speech on the video when I post it later. She is an amazing woman carrying the torch for her husband, her country.
Mary from the blog Exit Zero
(btw, I am cruising on the Grand Central Parkway as we speak)
Everyone spoke of their love of freedom, their unequivocal support of the Danes. There was a genuine concern that Denmark was taking an enormous amount of heat for a basic fundamental right. Very cool crowd.
At one point the police (two fabi women) said we could not congregate in front of 2nd and 47th and we had to move (!) and so the roaming rally crossed the street to the promenade. I chatted on Alex who wrote this piece on the London bombings for Heyoka (an online mag). He was covering the event, working on a cartoon jihad piece for them as well.
There was no media. NONE. Imagine if it were a Muslim rally. No rent o'media here folks. NONE. But one sweet gentlemen showed up from The Statesman.
Across the street at the Dag Hammarskjöld (now there was a great UN Secretary General) plaza.
Great moment - when a ginormous 18 wheeler coming down Second Avenue starts blaring and toot toot tooting his horn in Solidarity with us.........crowd went wild.
Trying to ge tthat video up. I sent it over to Pajama Media, so maybe they can get their arms around it. I haven't videoed an event before so I am trying to upload the files to video egg. I am not tech girl.
Fellow LGFer Joseph sent me this happy pic of us ..........good to know you Joseph. He's a newbie to the blogosphere and loving it. Thanks for the shot.
I tried ordering a Danish flag off a Danish site and got this large flag streamer which, while unintended is very chic............up on my flagpole it will go.