G20 Summit Protest

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International Protest Held Right here in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh welcomes protest! In September, 2009, the G20 Summit was held here in Pittsburgh, and this lomographer couldn’t resist this once in a lifetime chance to record this international protest. What an amazing experience… The whole shebang kicked off in Oakland by the University of Pittsburgh with speeches while the various protesters assembled. There was a serious police presence, but overall throughout the entire protest, the police pretty much behaved themselves. The day before this protest took place, a group of anarchists tried to wreak havoc in Lawrenceville, a progressive Pittsburgh neighborhood, and there was one tear gas canister thrown, but that’s about as far as it went. I wish I had been at that impromptu protest to catch shots of the dumpsters being rolled down the hill on Penn Avenue. All the horror stories we heard about what was going to happen here based on what happened in London thankfully did not come to pass.

We marched downtown along Fifth Avenue to the Allegheny Courthouse, where more speeches ensued. I even say a bus of police officers go by only to hear someone screaming my name – it was a good friend from high school yelling at me from the bus! It was a unique experience to have this happen in our town. The main message of the protests was oneness and people over greed. I am honored to have joined in this out crying of the collective human voice for love, liberty, equality, and care for each other.

written by jennay_jean on 2010-01-15 in #world #locations

5 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Fantastic ! A true photo-reporter post ! Great shots full of details and action !

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    great job!

  3. jennay_jean
    jennay_jean ·

    you know... it's so funny that I submitted this on Sunday. My favorite sign from the protest was a sign that read, "What about the World's Poor?" Unfortunately, and I now believe as a reflection of the World turning a blind eye to that question, that was one of the only pictures that didn't turn out - you could only see the top of the P and the ?, rendering the word poor unreadable. Then, at an event I was assisting at on Monday night, I created my Sacred Saying - "I am a planetary servant bringing forth transformation and high performance for humanity." The very next day, disaster struck in Haiti, where some friends of ours run an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince. Everyone of the 150 children got out of the buildings before they collapsed - what a miracle and blessing! It happened to presence us all to the question "What about the World's Poor?" What happened there rests on all of our shoulders as one human family - we've known of their need for a very long time. I'll post the picture to the G20 Summit Protest Album to remember...

  4. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Outstanding lomojournalistic work! Well done!

  5. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    great post

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