#100WW — Peaceful Protest

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The cops lined up in the middle of the street reminded me of storm troopers. I thought it was overkill for what was going to be a peaceful protest.

My wife and I arrived at the appointed time, joining several hundred others who were already gathered, many holding large signs. One woman was speaking to the crowd using a bullhorn while others cheered her on.

That’s when a gunshot rang out and chaos ensued. It was hard to tell whether it was the storm trooper cops or the neo-Nazi counter-protesters who injured more members of our peaceful group.

(100 words)


Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Izaak Standridge.

3 thoughts on “#100WW — Peaceful Protest

  1. Michael September 13, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Always a problem isn’t it with so many potential perpetrators. Very topical I have to say.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 13, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      It’s flash fiction, so you shouldn’t have to stay up to catch the late night news.

      Liked by 1 person

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