Loud Protests About Something

Here’s what it looked like yesterday outside the Sheraton Denver, where the New York delegation is staying and where protesters confronted a bunch of heavily up-armored police.

It looks maybe a little more dramatic and meaningful than it actually was.

After I spent a while watching the conflict unfold — young people taunt cops and make a display of forceful disorderliness, cops make arrests, eventually — and conducted interviews with participants, I still didn’t know what it was about.

The real victims, of course, were the delegates who couldn’t get into the locked-down hotel for Tom DiNapoli’s ice cream party.