Marconius wrote:As someone who actually lives in the city, this is what they wanted to do. The Marines in their infinite wisdom were planning to get a shot of a few platoons marching down the Golden Gate Bridge, and their producer wanted to shut the Entire bridge down for two-three days. Shutting down the bridge would've caused more traffic than anything Critical Mass could ever imagine, since the other bridge that would grant people access to Tiburon and that upper peninsula is several Miles away on the opposite side of the bay.
People would have to drive through downtown SF, cross the Bay Bridge, drive all the way up to Richmond, then cross the Richmond bridge, then finally head down to their work. The amount of traffic that already exists on this route is atrocious, and shutting the whole bridge down would've been disastrous. Cry about it all you want, but if you attempt to block the Major thoroughfares of a City and a main artery that connects two major landmasses, you are going to have some serious problems.
Thank you. YOu beat me to it.
But even though this reason is completely just, and it should silence all the yahoo's who hate, just to hate, they will not be able to rationalize things.