Friday, November 21, 2003

Like a Popcorn Fart

Well, it’s over.

The FTAA, as noted last night, recessed early last evening, and the demonstrations planned for this morning vanished. According to the Miami Herald,

Several protest groups planned additional demonstrations today, but the main event — a march scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. from the Miami Arena — evaporated.

Five thousand people had been expected; only three showed up, and they were outnumbered by reporters and photographers.

”This is ridiculous,” said Rob Ward, 21, who joined two friends in the six-hour drive from Gainesville — only to find the demonstration canceled on account of no demonstrators.

Well, at least the weather was nice.