As the march began with a crowd of 300-400 demonstrators we proceeded from the north side around to the west where we marched up Capitol Mall a few blocks (in the street) then about face back to the Capitol with a pause on Lincoln Way for a photo op. Then continuing back to the Capitol and around the park heading east on N St (Lincoln Hwy) to 15th St, then north to L St. Feeling the heat, sweating like I just got of a pool, I cut across the park to get in position for the demonstration to make its way back to where we started. I was joined by a few other marchers feeling drained from the heat, snapping pictures as I went. As I get to L St my radio chirps “they want to take the street again”….”move into position.” Being where I was I had a great spot to catch it as it happened. As they proceeded to march onto the street and towards me I took up a prone position in the street (after the last cars passed) firing my camera for optimum cover fire of the troops moving my way. As they approached I felt good, good n hot lying on that exceptionally warm asphalt. Watching the faces get closer, as they see me on the ground, camera pointed at them, they look with heads cocked sometimes and tones of smiles flow my way. The little ones are what I was trying to get, the future of humanity is resting on their shoulders once we are gone. The entire march passed over and around me as I snapped as many shots as I could get, it was AWESOME!!! I followed the tail end back, still shooting as I marched, all the while talking to the driver of the first car following us, as he videotaped us from his droid. I hope you enjoy the slideshow, say NO to GMO and PEACE!!!!
PS the guys on the roof are not snipers; they’re our guys, with cameras.
Long live the fighters! The FREEDOM fighters!
by James D Cartmill