Protests In Pittsburgh

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  1. Razerwire

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    The G20 Summit's there and apparently the Pittsburgh police have had to resort to tear gas on some of the protests.

    My brother in law goes to Carnegie Mellon and says the city's on lock down.
     
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    Dang... what in the world are they protesting about?
     
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    Time to cancel my highly awaited Pittsburgh scenic sightseeing tr...

    :lol  I couldn't even finish that one without busting out in laughter.
     
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    This thread won't end well....
     
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    I agree with TheIncredibleHulk.
     
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    We drove out there last year when my brother in law had an emergency appendectomy.

    Needless to say I probably won't be going back there unless I absolutely have to. :lol 

    BTW, an update on CNN says that it was pepper spray and not tear gas.
     
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    I mean hey, at least they're not underwater like in Atlanta right now.
     
  9. Razerwire

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    Or on fire like in Southern California?

    We are horrible. :lol 
     
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    Meh. The hippies always come out to protest the G20 summit every time they meet and the cops always have to arrest people and spray them with stuff. It's like a tradition now.
     
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    I hope nothing bad happens. I have friends who live there.
     
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    I know that they had protests in pretty much every previous G20 Summit but I don't remember if it got to a point where law enforcement actually broke out and used riot gear such as pepper/tear gas.
     
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    I think when the G 20 was on the West coast (Seattle, I think) there were protests and arrests galore.
     
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    Nope. G20 wasn't in Seattle.

    1999: Berlin, Germany
    2000: Montreal, Canada
    2001: Ottawa, Canada
    2002: Delhi, India
    2003: Morelia, Mexico
    2004: Berlin, Germany
    2005: Beijing, China
    2006: Melbourne, Australia
    2007: Cape Town, South Africa
    2008: Sao Paolo, Brazil; Washington, D.C. United States
    2009: London, United Kingdom; Pittsburgh, PA United States

    I don't recall any violent protests at all in DC last year. Maybe most of the summit was in Sao Paolo.
     
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    Trying to remember what big meeting was protested. If not the G 20....
     
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    Maybe the RNC or DNC rallies?
     
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    Damn hippies. The 60s are over; get a job, and stop smelling so bad!
     
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    Omnibus saves the day once again!
     
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    Ah, America. The land of Protests and lawsuits.
     

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