Posted by ws1 on:
I was driving home tonight on Chapala at about 5:45 and saw some protesters on the corner of Carrillo St. The picture I took is pretty self-explanatory.
While I was standing there, snapping a few photos, along with the KSBY folks (who were shooting footage) I started noticing the different kinds of responses from other rush-hour citizens driving by in their cars. There were lots of honks-of-support, with some very heated opinions flying out of rolled-down passenger windows. The only one that I heard clearly was "anti-semites!".
I also noticed that the event made pedestrian passers-by more friendly and sometimes very talkative. One man passing by me squinted to see the signs, and upon reading them said, "Yup, sheesh...pretty intense what's going on over there right now.. It's always something!".
If you want to learn more about what's been in the news lately surrounding this (very complex) issue, check out this Google News search.
If you have strong feelings, information, or links to share, or just want to touch base with other locals about the issue (from any perspective), check out the forums at City2 to talk with other Santa Barbarians.