***FYI, I wrote this report, the report from Wolfowitz's house, and the report about the Bechtel, Halliburton protests - so yes, I live and breathe these action reports.
Activists took to the streets and into the lobbies of hotels housing World Bank delegates, in one case storming into the lobby of the St. Gregory Hotel. Activists directly confronted delegates at a party at the Fairmont Hotel.
We know of one arrest.
Police were aggressive, most especially a motorcycle police officer named Ferris, who was calling female participants "Baby" and blowing kisses at one of them and a bicycle police officer named Loy, #1761, who was pushing and shoving protesters. In many cases, police bicycles intentionally rammed into activists, who nevertheless kept marching.
The day followed a day of trainings; much of the discipline in the street could be attributed to good training sessions and making sure that people understood and for the most part worked in affinity group formations as part of a cluster. The person arrested did not seem to be part of an affinity group.
The rain was driving, but protesters did not seem to care. Traffic was snarled on the streets for more than 90 minutes.
More reports are surely to come...