Biking up home through Echo Park this evening ere 7:30 at the main intersection of Sunset and Echo Park, I witnessed a spontaneous support group/cum party.
From several blocks I heard the honking with what my imagination thought was a fife and drum corp. Biking closer to the noise, through this highly urban Mexican and Hipster community I saw a bunch of cars, was it a traffic jam? The honking sporadic and with a steady beat.
Now at the corner, I saw posted at every corner latino males with flags, rallying them up and down with the enthousiasm of a pep rally. With families behind the new centurians, when cars were stopped at the lights, they wandered into the street. A girl no more then 12 years old who I'd earlier seen standing by a freeway exit selling flags was now walking among the small but flag-waving crowd.
Crossing the intersection as one gentleman in a cowboy hat was highstepping into the street, I saw a hand-writen sign "honk 4 support." And what a din they made.
Biking further up towards downtown, I noticed the LAPD passing me by, obviously everything was a-ok with this little addition to the neighborhoods noise polution.
Now almost home, I found some consolation that the writen sign read "honk 4 support" instead of "bomb them back to the stone age."