As were the class warriors:
500 strong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (P-G video here):
They were all out in Pittsburgh today as part of the nationwide "We Are One" action. In Pittsburgh, there was a rally at EQT Plaza and then a march and rally to Governor Tom Corbett's Pittsburgh headquarters for another rally.
The view from Inside the Crowd at EQT:
The march to Corbett's Pittsburgh office:
At Corbett's office:
The overflow crowd across the street:
Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The Downtown event seeking support for a number of causes was timed to mark the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Mr. King was killed in Memphis while he was supporting a sanitation workers strike there. The issues energizing the demonstrators on Tuesday included an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale drilling, restoration of cuts to Port Authority transit service and opposition to education spending reductions included in Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed state budget.Unfortunately, today is not only the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., it also marks the two-year anniversary of the assassination of three Pittsburgh Police Officers by an anti-Semite, Glenn Beck-loving white supremacist who believed that Obama was coming for his guns. A memorial service and statue unveiling was held today for Officers Paul Sciullo II, Stephen Mayhle and Eric Kelly in Pittsburgh. .