July 4, 2005
John Detained by Police Here in Edinburgh
My family is very pleased that I wasn’t nearby, but (since he is okay), I am planning to give John grief for landing in the middle of the action without me.
More seriously, this level of rioting when the summit doesn’t even begin until Wednesday doesn’t bode well for this city. Pictures on the local news of children sobbing in the streets are heart-breaking.
Riding into the city on the bus this afternoon, we passed a Starbucks with enormous glass windows in the downtown area, and Greg Beals, a globe-trotting journalist on assignment here with NY Newsday, predicted it would be smashed by week’s end . . .