This is what democracy looks like

(Update: Image removed due to $3800 bandwidth penalty from Earthlink.)

Just got back. Astonishing turnout despite the city’s best efforts. Had to walk from 42nd Street to 70th St. before the cops would let me over to First Ave., because the crowd was already so massive. The overflow crowd on Third Ave took over the street, out of necessity — there were too many people to be contained on the sidewalk. City would have been a hell of a lot smarter to just grant the damn march permit, as it was, you had people wandering all over the Upper East Side, unsure where to go, screwing up traffic.

Anyway, I’m beat. Will try to get some of my own photos up later.