I didn’t like the look of things and I definitely didn’t want to sit in traffic for hours and hours while people screamed and yelled at each other
I was on my way downtown yesterday to work on a commercial boiler problem. I was sitting in traffic for almost a half an hour, which isn’t unusual due to the time of day. While I was sitting in traffic, I saw protesters lined up and down the street. It’s not unusual to see protesters, but I was surprised by the number of people. It looked like an organized protest and I started to get worried. Organized protests in this area can turn out awfully bad, and last month several people were injured and hurt badly. The longer I sat in traffic, the more people showed up to the protest. I made it to the commercial boiler repair and I spent four or five hours working on the problem. When I left downtown, I saw two police cruisers arrive at the scene. I headed over to the repair, happy to finally leave downtown and the traffic. When I finally left the commercial boiler repair, I was alarmed to see a much larger crowd of people surrounding the highway. I decided to take a few side streets, so I could get on a smaller road. I didn’t like the look of things and I definitely didn’t want to sit in traffic for hours and hours while people screamed and yelled at each other. Even though it took me 13 miles out of the way, I was glad to get home safe and sound. When I turned on the local news at 6pm, I found out that traffic was blocked downtown and the riots and protests were getting out of control.