Yesterday was May Day here in Portland and it was unusually lovely out. It seems that this weekend kicks off the season of endless waterfront festivals and happenings on Pioneer Square. I was wandering around downtown afterwork and saw way more cops on horseback and bicycle than protesters, but everyone seemed to be in a good mood. There there was no cracking of skulls by fascist pigs or rioting by godless commies. Reggae on a big PA! Black clad young people holding hammer and sickle flags!
Later that night there were fireworks on the waterfront (unrelated to the commies)and so it appears that summer has begun.