Yesterday GamePolitics utilized Twitter to provide live coverage as anti-war demonstrators staged a rally and march against the U.S. Army Experience Center in Philadelphia. The experimental recruiting facility located at Franklin Mills Mall uses an elaborate video game setup equipped with high-end gaming PCs and Xbox 360s to attract potential recruits.
For those who didn't catch yesterday's Twitter feed, I've pasted it below as it offers a detailed chronological picture of how the protest evolved; ultimately it would end with the peaceful arrest of seven protesters by police (see pic at left).
Here's the Twitter feed, including my answers to some questions by readers at the end. My tweets are in blue:
# LIVE Twitter coverage of protest march against US Army video game recruitment center in Phillly today. Please RT: http://tinyurl.com/cy9olkabout
# Heading down to Philly now to cover protest march against Army video game recruitment center
# Scattered showers here in philly, but I don't think it will interrupt the protest march targeting the US Army video game recruiting ctr
# Rain has stopped and sun is out. Weather will not interfere with today's protest march against US Army video game recruiting center in phila
# Protest starting soon. My crowd estimate is maybe 100, so somewhat less than what protest organizers were hoping for. There is at least [one counter protester here] (this message was truncated by Twitter)
# Looks like a peaceful crowd as u might expect for antiwar protesters. Generally older, average age 40+
# Philadelphia PD is on hand, both uniformed and plainclothes. They are low profile, seem to be coordinating w protest leaders (click "read more" below for the rest of the report)