February 11th, 2008 | people I know
The protesters all seemed to be enjoying themselves and the officials from the CoS that were placed at the front of the building seemed quite confused and bemused by it all. A later chant was ‘are your smiles hurting yet’. Some of the very angry faces that appeared at upper windows said a lot more.
There was a lot about it that was very interesting. This was not the hardcore mob that I’ve seen on anti-road or eco-protests. Geeky t-shirts were very much on display, as well as cute girly stuff. It wasn’t an angry protest. It was almost like it was a bunch of people genuinely trying to make a point about something that didn’t make sense to them.