Black Lives Matter group protest in front of APD at high noon today
Yes when you live in a "college town" there are some unmistakable signs that summer is quickly coming to a close and our population is about to double with students flocking to our three institutes of higher education.
From the ubiquitous "Welcome Back Students" signs in shopkeepers windows to the downtown traffic jams created by a co-mingling of cars and college aged youth.
Political activism will pick up where it left off last spring with the current cause de jour being "Black Lives Matter." Today at noon a group of about 30 marched around and through the Town Common and set up shop in front of the Amherst Police Station at 111 Main Street.
They were pretty much ignored by APD, although not by the local bricks and mortar media or pedestrians in the downtown. Which, I suppose, is the general idea.