Last night, Mrs. ruleoflaw and I joined Kossacks minvis, poison kitchen, Puddytat and the Overpass Light Brigade on the pedestrian overpass near Atkinson Ave. on I-43 in Milwaukee. OLB founders noise of rain and badscience were away on a bit of personal business, so we were guided by BatmanWI, and Joe, the brilliant videographer from Occupy Riverwest.
We were joined by a throng of activists, union thugs, out of state agitators, carpetbaggers, curious neighbors and journalists Lucas, Lindsay, Kirsten and David from Seattle, Washington (The whole world is indeed watching.).
The "democrabeeps" started as the first few letters of our message became visible to the drivers below. The bridge is designed to flex and sway a bit and it was a bit disconcerting to folks who had never been here. BatmanWI and Joe got us properly spaced and the evening began.
My writing skills aren't up describing the totality of these events in the way that noise of rain does it. Fortunately, photgrapher C.M. DeSpears was present to document the feel of the evening. She has graciously permitted me to post her pics here.
There were no visits from the Milwaukee Police Department and virtually no negative feedback from the drivers. We got lots of friendly beeps and waves. As we lined up for the final photos in the darkness several people who live in the neighborhood turned out to take some pictures and join us in some cheers. We are loved!
I tried to embed the video, but the internet gods have apparently found me unworthy.
Click here to see Videographer Joe's montage of the evening.