Mears Park rally quiet so far

I took a break from work and checked out the crowd gathering in Mears Park, along with the police presence in full riot gear across the street. I didn’t actually go into the park, but stood outside my building on 5th Street, between Jackson and Sibley. The cops were gathered on the corner next to where I was standing, taking up the whole sidewalk (pedestrians were allowed through, but had to step into traffic to get around them). I could also see more riot cops in front of the TPT Building on 4th, by looking down the alley. Vehicle traffic was busy for even rush hour, with extra motorcycle police driving around the block. More than once I saw people get out of vehicles with cameras and other recording equipment and head towards the park while the vehicles waited in traffic.

I couldn’t hear anyone speaking, and only the occasional burst of a siren as they kept traffic flowing.

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