Standing shoulder to shoulder, it was impossible to get an accurate body count. Colorful banners and hand-painted signs gave the spectacle an almost festive atmosphere, only the fierceness of the protesters belied that illusion.
Angry voices drowned out the riot squad bullhorns telling them to disperse. Like a runaway steamroller, a wave of people surged forward crushing those on the front line against heavy metal barriers. Bodies began to fall under the onslaught, cries of panic competed with the slogan hawkers.
Store front windows were shattered and innocent cars overturned in the melee. Civil disorder had degraded into anarchy.
* This week’s 100 Words is doing double duty for both Velvet Verbosity and Lance.
The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Spectacle.’
100 Word Song, a writing challenge from Lance is based on a weekly music prompt. This week’s challenge is inspired by The Beatles – “Revolution”.