FORTRESS PITTSBURGH: Day One of the G-20 Summit.
This morning I parked opposite PNC Park and hoofed it over the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
The out-of-town visitors are starting to flesh out the Downtown population but it was still pretty quiet in the Golden Triangle. Bravely defying the rumors of trouble, some small coffee shops and delis are staying open, so the cops and others can get their java and bagels.
Police and National Guardsmen are pretty much everywhere. Although they don't appear all that cuddly, the scene reminds me of a Teddy Bear's Picnic of Cops. Strike up the band, maestro...
If you go down to the city today
Beware of a big surprise
For every cop that ever there was
Is gathered there as certain because
Today's the day the people are having their up ... rising.
Well, we'll see about that. Pittsburgh's recent uprisings have been all about the Penguins and the Steelers.