Wednesday, December 5, 2007
A Revolutionary Command
Early this morning, before dawn, anonymous activist (Pink Sign? who could that be?) put up this banner just a few blocks from congress. The statue is from the Revolutionary war and he is ordering a revolutionary command, "Troops Home Now."
The anonymous activists reported that both the police and park service officials (brought in to take down the sign, hanging roughly 20 ft. off the ground) laughed when they saw the banner. And later, when the police were not around, the park service officials said that they would take their time with this one; after all, it was snowing. They finally got the banner down at roughly 11 am., but not before the morning crowds had their fill. People were smiling, children were pointing, phones were snapping pictures and one woman said that she would call the Washington Post to get them to cover this (there was also a freelance reporter on scene interviewing people walking by). A final thanks to the weather for snowing an hour after the sign was put up, and not before.