I decided to peel myself out of the recliner today (after all, the good game won't start until 4:30, Eagles at Vikings) and head down to New Haven to shoot some video at the Gaza protest.
Maybe fifty people were there at any point in the proceedings, but on a Sunday in New Haven, that's a huge crowd. I spent about an hour taking pictures and interviewing people who showed up.
Generally the mood was of concern and outrage at the events of the last week. I also met and spoke with Melinda Tuhus from The New Haven Independent, who was also interviewing people.
One of the things I've noticed about interviewing people today is that they have very specific and detailed reasons for protesting Israel's actions in Gaza. I asked Melinda how she managed to edit down their typical three-minute long answers into usable sound bites; she said she was using her recording simply to replay while she makes notes. I did manage to pare down the video into something just over four minutes long, but it was a challenge. Here it is: