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View Diary: Songs in the Key of Resistance: The Police Came in Waves Today. (239 comments)

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  •  to some extent it's spontaneous (8+ / 0-)

    When they arrested LJ, the vet for peace, the way they did it was so outrageous, and that they actually stepped on the flag, I don't think it could be contained.

    A friend pointed out that a lot of the people there yesterday probably hadn't been in the Capitol since the 2011 uprising, and their experience of being in the Rotunda involves chanting, not singing. In addition, those of us who go regularly know the songs, so 50 of us can sing the verses, but the others will only know the chorus, if that (and oh, did the choruses sound glorious yesterday).

    One of the things the police target is people who bring, distribute, and collect songbooks, so most of us either keep our own songbook and/or have the PDF downloaded on our mobile devices. Besides which, there's no way we'd ever have 500 songbooks on hand.

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