So far it's been entirely peaceful -- peaceful protesters, peaceful motorists, and now peaceful policemen on horses, keeping pace quietly with the protesters -- just following them, not arresting anyone, not stopping anyone. It seems to be mostly students on the highway. A very strange event -- it seems to be ending peacefully now, the protesters are walking off the highway. They stopped traffic on a major highway for a little while -- fifteen minutes, perhaps? Half an hour at most, I think. Co-opted my television show. Strange, oddly effective.
Here's an official report on it from the Chicago Tribune -- not sure if it'll stay live and available, so read it now. Apparently, some people were, in fact, arrested, and perhaps unsurprisingly but sadly, University of Chicago students continued politically apathetic as usual. Finals are apparently more important. Sigh.
(Oh, and Jim -- I accidentally deleted the last thing you just sent me without reading it. Resend, please.)