HERALD SQUARE, 7 P.M.--"DEMOCRACY, NOT EMPIRE: CREATE A WORLD OF TRUE SECURITY. DEMOCRACY NOT EMPIRE/TRUE SECURITY ACTION will gather at Herald Square and construct a model of a world of real security and true democracy." So read the announcement. The reality as the sun set and the square became lit by the klieg lights of MSNBC's "Hardball" was simply screaming and yelling crowds on each corner, holding a Babel of signs. There are reports of multiple arrests and the use of pepper spray. I got the hell out of there.
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