Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Russians Are Coming, and Going
At 10AM this morning, the 5 Fulton bus stopped indefinitely at the corner of McAllister and Hyde because police were stopping all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from crossing Hyde Street, trapping quite a few people at the Heart of the City Farmers Market above.
Though San Francisco's Finest have a terrible track record solving crimes or protecting the city's citizens, when it comes to dignitaries they tend to be a model of efficiency and overkill, as evidenced by at least 20 motorcycle cops tearing down the street one-by-one as the advance guard of a major motorcade.
They were followed by quite a number of police cars, and finally the dignitaries and their own bodyguards went flying by.
The new president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev arrived in San Francisco via a large motorcade yesterday, and this was probably his entourage on its way to visit Silicon Valley companies such as Cisco this morning.