Yesterday there were a number of A31 events- anarchistic "direct action" against the RNC. The NYTimes is saying that hundreds were arrested- NBC is reporting 500+ detained by the NYPD. I walked up to Union Square and hung out for awhile- mostly interest groups shouting at each other- Falun Gong, Bible Thumpers, die-hard leftists. I got bored after a few minutes and walked up to the Library at 42nd Street, but the cops had already cleared the crowd and made a bunch of arrests. On the way back downtown, I met up with Keith by Herald Square, and we followed the throngs of protestors. At one point, a bunch of them staged a die-in that blocked traffic- about fifteen got arrested after about ten minutes. I took a bunch more- maybe I'll post a bonus gallery after the convention is done.