G20 Media Watch
WSJ ramped up the protester watch yesterday had: Pittsburgh Steels Itself for G-20 Protests
I really am wondering about something. Article says Seattle was overwhelmed by 50K protesters. Could 50K people really fit Downtown? Granted 100k or so work Downtown, but they spend most of their days on upper floors and are never on the streets all at the same time. Could the streets of Downtown really accomodate that many folks? Probably, but then take out the security perimiters and other areas that are going to have to be cordoned off no matter and you get even less space Downtown. It would be an interesting spatial geography question to figure out what the density would have to be in the area Downtown net of parcel footprints. Again, even if that is all conceivable, the corridors that such a crowd would have to travel through in order to get to and from Downtown are going to be awfully narrow. Gonna be interesting.